Thursday, 27 November 2014

Empty homes

Inside Housing has launched a campaign to help landlords tackle the spiralling number of empty homes in the UK.

We are calling on the government to take three practical steps to reduce the number of homes that are standing empty at a time when demand for social housing is rising sharply. Our report also shows empty homes can rapidly cause unpleasant problems for neighbours.

You can support the campaign by signing our petition on the Number 10 website, or by emailing emptypromise@insidehousing.co.uk

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Also let us know about empty homes in your area, and we will pass the details on to the Empty Homes Agency, or email us with your stories and images.


Forums

  • TENANT ENTITLED TO HB BUT WONT CLAIM- HELP!!!!!COUNCIL NOT SURE!!??

    From: Ask the Experts Last post: 24/11/2014 7:13 pm

    Hello. My new tenant has stopped her claim for hb stating she has never lived in the property. Why, to spite me. She says she has a perfect credit score and refuses to accept that she needs...

    Topic Views: 72
  • Couple one over 65 bedroom tax advice

    From: Ask the Experts Last post: 24/11/2014 4:58 pm

    I am over 65 and live in a small council flat. I suffer from spinal arthritis as well as other health problems. I have decided to swap my flat with a housing association tenant whose flat...

    Posts: 3 Topic Views: 1780
  • Mutual Exchanges

    From: Ask the Experts Last post: 24/11/2014 4:36 pm

    The legislation that you're looking at relates to statutory overcrowding, you're looking at Part X of the Housing Act 1985.  Mutual exhanges are in s.92, which is Part IV. 

    Posts: 1 Topic Views: 121

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Empty homes archive

How Inside Housing has been covering the empty homes crisis over the past 12 months.