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Submitted by David Gibbens on 14 Sep 2015 - 16:20
Empty Homes in England - report cover

The Empty Homes Agency has produced a report about the numbers of empty homes in England, making recommendations for some key measures to bring the numbers down.  The Agency has for many years been the custodian of figures about empty homes in England: but this beautifully-written report by Helen Williams is the first attempt for a more user-friendly approach to the statistics, featuring useful maps and clearly-written explanations of both methodology and interpretation.

For the first time, too, the EHA has commissioned some additional research by (Cobweb Consulting) which shows how the percentages of homes empty– both long- and short-term - correlate with house prices and deprivation. The results here are valuable but not surprising: the worse the deprivation and the lower the house prices, the more the number of empties.

In keeping with its user-friendly approach, the report features maps of the numbers of empty homes by local authority area,...