Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Latest Goverment Figures on number of empty homes in UK

Almost 20,000 empty homes were brought back into use in England over the last year, according to new figures from the Empty Homes Charity. It has found that  19,069 long-term empty properties were brought back into use during the year to September, based on local authorities latest council tax information. There are now 259,842 long-term empty homes, 7 per cent down on the same time last year. However, there are still more than 700,000 empty homes in England overall, a reduction of just 10,276 because other homes have become empty during the year. Full details of the figures can be found at http://www.emptyhomes.com/statistics-2/.

Please note these figures do not included the huge numbers ofv buildings that could be converted into homes, or the number of sites with planning consent awaiting development. many of these sites are stage built to insure they keep prices high.
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