Sanch o - yes the figures are almost the same and I dont want to labour the point either. All I will say is that if the voids are all in the North as the 'myth' goes, then if identical they're all in London too.
To return to your point I disagree with RTB and anything that reduces social housing levels just exacrebates the chronic undersupply. To me that seems very logical. My point that councils have powers to bring empty properties back online even those of PSLs and the number of these there are, all suggest that doing so helps undersupply, overcrowding and a host of other matters all brought about by RTB
im not into naming and shaming but it is quite ridiculous to have increasing waiting lists, overcrowding and other matters when there ars so many privately owned empty properties.