"Homebuilding may be at a 30-year high, but experts say a rise in the number of long-term empty properties shows the wrong kind of housing is being built."
The Hackney Gazette reports on the Action on Empty Homes and the latest Government data. Hackney has seen a 24% rise ion the last year with 1 in 100 homes now empty.
Action on Empty Hones Campaigns manager Chris Bailey says:
"There is speculation unsold newbuilds are contributing, alongside a general slowing of the housing market lowering transactions.