Thursday, 20 July 2017

Seizure Of Empty Homes Falls To Record Low

Research reveals just nine seizure applications submitted in England last year compared with 200,145 long-term vacant homes. Bids by councils to seize empty homes are at record lows across England despite the housing crisis. The resulting figures reveal just nine seizure applications for long-term vacant homes in England in 2016. This is despite CLG data showing there were 200,145 long-term vacant properties across the country last year. The minimal use of Empty Dwelling Management Orders (EDMOs) since 2016 comes despite 137 being granted, compared with 208 applications in total. Read more on 24housing.

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