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Empty Homes Scotland Review

Empty Homes in Scotland

Executive Summary

Empty homes are a significant problem in Scotland and they are worse in some places than others. Rural locations and deprived areas have a particular problem with empty homes.

National Assembly for Wales Report on Empty Homes

An inquiry by the National Assembly’s Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee has examined the impact of empty properties on communities and how local authorities can act to tackle a complex problem which requires dedicated resources and expertise.

In its report, the Committee is calling on the Welsh Government to work closely with local authorities to develop a national action plan for tackling empty properties which sets priorities, objectives and targets for implementation.

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