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January 31, 2024

Addressing the problem of London's vacant homes: 5 practical solutions - IFA Magazine

To understand the scale of London's empty homes crisis, Monta Capital has analysed the latest UK government data on long-term vacant residential ...

The worrying number of empty houses in south east London

At a time when house prices, soaring rents, and homelessness increases , the untapped potential of long-term vacant homes is worsening the housing ...

In a housing crisis it's mad that millions of vacant offices cannot be turned into homes

Planning regulations are preventing vacant offices from being turned into vitally-needed homes despite the housing crisis, writes Tyler Goodwin.

Community leaders hail second and empty homes charges in North Yorkshire - Yahoo News UK

A high-profile move to charge second home owners a 100 per cent council tax premium has been heralded by community leaders in holiday hotspots as ...

Council tax to double for empty homes and second homes - Brighton and Hove News

Labour councillor Gill Williams, who chairs the council's Housing and New Homes Committee, said that she had higher figures for both empty homes and ...

Flat left empty for 25 years to be taken over by council for homeless family - Yahoo News UK

Yorkhill Housing Association, which has four other flats in the block, wanted to acquire it but has been unable to. The council will a Compulsory ...

Scotland's housing crisis deepens as chronic undersupply of homes is to blame

... empty homes back into use, but it is clear that the building of new homes must play a significant part. “As such, sufficient land must be ...

SBC to net £765k a year by tackling empty properties - Border Telegraph

A CLAMPDOWN on the blight of empty business properties will net cash-strapped Scottish Borders Council £765k over the next financial year.

Thousands in Essex homeless as council plans to 'end homelessness at the earliest opportunity'

... empty homes which the council wishes to repurpose through this scheme, she called the 2,600 empty properties in the district as recorded in ...

Glut of long-term empty homes slammed as rental shortage continues - Letting Agent Today

New research shows there are 36210 long-term vacant homes across London - that's around one in every 100 properties.

Wales has six times more empty properties than second homes and these should 'take priority'

Bringing empty homes back into use should be the mainstay of attempts to ease the housing crisis in Wales, MPs heard. Almost six times more ...

North Yorkshire second and empty homes charges hailed | Darlington and Stockton Times

The meeting heard funding from the increase in charges for empty propertieswould raise up to £2.2m a year, while second homes would raise up to £16.5 ...

Five ways to tackle London's vacant homes crisis | Property Reporter

The capital is estimated to be home to £18.7 billion worth of long-term vacantresidential properties.

Data shows reduction of empty homes in and around Bridgwater

New data from Somerset Council shows there has been a reduction in the number of empty homes in Bridgwater and surrounding villages.

Councillors to discuss how empty Lichfield and Burntwood homes can be brought back into use

The committee will hear about other options open to the council for long-term empty properties, including compulsory purchase orders which can used ...

Drop in vacant properties 'needs to be double that level' - Newstalk

"The challenge with the derelict properties is they require a very significant investment, and that can be a worry for a potential purchaser. "The ..