The GMB Union London Region has decided to make empty homes a campaigning issue. The story begins here:
"The incredible number of empty homes in each London borough and staggering housing waiting lists
In some boroughs, vacant homes could fill more than 40 percent of people waiting for homes
It doesn't take a lot to see the signs of London's housing crisis. Just one glance at the window of an estate agent is enough.
Anyone who has tried to get accommodation for themselves or their families in London knows what an abject nightmare it can be.
And by all accounts, that is unlikely to change a whole lot. And that is what makes it all the more frustrating when homes remain empty in the capital, earning money for their owners, while we have to fret about finding a reasonable place to live."