Buying through the Matchmaker Scheme

The Empty Property Matchmaker Scheme was devised to bring together the owners of empty properties in Trafford and private individuals, investors or developers who want to purchase an empty property in the borough.

If you are interested in buying through the scheme, please complete our online application form or download a printable version of the form and return it to us.

You will be required to attach the following documentation as proof that you have the necessary finance to purchase: 

  • Proof of address (utility bill)
  • Proof of identity (passport / driver’s licence)
  • A bank statement showing at least 10% funding for a deposit (less than 3 months old)
  • Proof of income (less than 3 months old).

Details of properties for sale and how to contact sellers will be placed on a secure webpage with access only to buyers who have registered on the scheme. We will provide you with the password once we receive your completed application.

Please note this is only a matchmaking service. The Council will not be part of the sales process. All negotiations should be between the buyer and the seller directly

Should you require any further information, please contact the Council via the details below.

For more information, please contact the Empty Property Team on 0161 912 1377 or email:

Please note that buyers and sellers can ask to be removed from the list at any time should they wish.