Wednesday, 01 October 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

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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.


  • General advice

    From: Ask the Experts Last post: 30/09/2014 3:12 pm

    Agree with previous comment. Your best bet is to try and get a job as a Customer Services worker with a social landlord.  After a couple of years of that, you'll have a very good overview...

    Posts: 2 Topic Views: 191
  • Marguerte49

    From: Ask the Experts Last post: 26/09/2014 10:53 am

    Recently tenants in a sheltered scheme have been decanted to another wing while much needed refurbishment takes place. They have been promised a home loss payment. They assumed it would be...

    Topic Views: 80


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