Empty Homes

We Need to Talk About Empty Britain

Jess Melia | Posted 22.04.2017 | UK
Jess Melia

Having spent the majority of my adult life in Leeds, I've seen the city grow into an incredible place over the last eight years. I've seen Universitie...

Woah! Boris To Spend £15 Tackling Empty Homes

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 22.10.2013 | UK Politics

Boris Johnson seems to have unveiled a surprise pledge to spend £15 to bring empty homes back into use. In his monthly "#AskBoris" Twitter chat, ...

Britain's Empty Homes: The Unlearned Lessons

Adam Forrest | Posted 28.01.2013 | UK Politics
Adam Forrest

This week offers a chance to celebrate the progress made in bringing some of Britain's 710,000 empty homes back into use. Unfortunately, there is also reason to fear some of those responsible for 'regenerating' our towns and cities remain overly-fond of bulldozers and land-banking deals with developers.

Squatters Shown The Door By New Law

PA | Posted 31.08.2012 | UK

Squatters will face up to six months in prison and so-called squatters' rights scrapped as it becomes a criminal offence in England and Wales tomorrow...

Increase Of 12,000 In Empty Homes

PA | Posted 23.12.2011 | UK

The number of empty homes in England has increased by nearly 12,000 over a year to stand at 662,105 in April, Halifax has said. The lender said the...

Tackling Empty Homes is Shaping Up to Be a Coalition Success Story

Andrew Stunell | Posted 11.02.2012 | UK Politics
Andrew Stunell

As some readers will no doubt be aware, last week was National Empty Homes week. It managed to garner a lot more attention than normal thanks to a week of action from the Empty Homes Agency, who worked together with Channel 4 presenter George Clarke on a series of programmes that focussed on tackling the housing crisis, and in particular on empty homes.

Should Britain's One Million Empty Homes Be Sold At Knock-Down Prices?

PA | Posted 02.02.2012 | UK

Councils and landlords should sell or let empty properties at discounted prices in a bid to reclaim the one million empty homes in the UK, a housing c...