20-years empty - another probate fiasco

Certainly in England there would be legal avenues for the local authority to deal with this property if it had required council intervention involving debts, as sessions by lawyers Ashfords at EHN conferences have explained more than once. But in England, too, few councils seem confident enough to use the available mechanisms.

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