Dear EHN Members,
Given the recent government statistics release, I wanted to court opinion as to whether the statistics released accurately reflect what is being seen by officers across the Country, and whether there is much disconnect between what you as officers are seeing month to month, compared with what your CTB1 submission shows.
Knowing there is often disparity between an officer's databse and what is submitted to Central Government, I wanted to ask two questions to gauge a feeling of what may be happening and why the numbers are showing such an increase.
1. Do the statistics and numbers submitted to, and released by central government, correspond with your locally held Empty Homes Database?
2. If you have seen medium to significant year-on-year increase in your local area, is this easily accounted for (for instance: unsold large housing developments, a less than buoyant property market etc)?
Any help or commentary on what you are experiencing in your areas will be greatly appreciated, and would be good to get a sense of feeling with regards to the statistics as to what is happening around the Country.
Many thanks, and take care