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Around the Web Week Commencing 15th January

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January 17, 2024

Value of empty homes estimated at £3.4bn as surcharge increase urged - STV News

The number of properties that have been unoccupied for 12 months or more reached 28280 in 2023 – up 70% from 16527 in 2014.

Revealed: over 5,000 homes left unoccupied in Herefordshire | Hereford Times

According to research based on the 2021 prospectus, around 5,375 properties in the county are uninhabited due to being empty, a holiday home or ...

Council 'should have launched empty homescrackdown earlier' - Nation.Cymru

Nicholas Thomas Local Democracy Reporter. Measures to tackle long-term empty homes in a Welsh borough could have been more effective if the ...

Council crackdown on empty homes: Local authorities demand more powers from ... - MSN

Some 260000 residential properties in England have been empty long term, while there are 70000 holiday homes in England and Wales, according to ...

Council confirms premiums for second homes and empty properties - Yahoo News UK

Pembrokeshire County Council confirmed the changes to council tax premiums for second homes and long-term empty properties in a public notice in the ...

Councillors to vote on plans to double council tax on empty properties and second homes

Owners of long-term empty properties and second homes in Newport could face having to pay twice as much council tax from later this year. An ...

Council could double revenue from empty homes by changing council tax trigger date

Newark and Sherwood District Council ..

Paisley demands action on derelict properties that have become magnet for anti-social behaviour

Buddies blighted by fly-tipping and fires are begging authorities to demolish derelict houses NOW. Residents of Ferguslie Park say their ...

Derelict home torched by arsonists in Peterborough in early morning attack

An appeal for information has now been launched following the fire, which started in a staircase at the property in Vere Road, Peterborough.

Call for empty buildings to be turned into homes to tackle housing crisis - Bristol 247

There were almost 400 council homes empty at any one time in Bristol between 2022 and 2023, while more than 5,000 dwellings – mostly in private ...

Bristol: Call for empty buildings to be turned into homes - BBC News

Mr Dyer said the city cannot afford to wait for central government to take action. "Bristol City Council already has a small empty homes team which ...

Revealed: Reasons why there are so many emptycouncil houses in Sheffield

The reasons for almost one thousand council homes in Sheffield lying empty have been revealed. By Roland Sebestyen. Published 4th Jan 2024, 10:43 GMT.

Council tax premiums for Somerset second and empty homes

Additional council tax charges could soon be levied on empty propertiesand second homes across Somerset following a decision by councillors.

South Kesteven District Council urged to fill empty properties - LincsOnline

A council is being called on to fill its empty properties, as more than 530 people are waiting to be matched with a home.