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Derelict Homes Sell-Off Planned In Carmarthenshire


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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-west-wales-11667750

Affordable housing shortage

"Empty properties are a potentially critical resource for people in housing need in the area," he said.

"The use of enforced sale is a key component of any successful, enforcement approach to tackling problems associated with empty or derelict properties.

"The threat of the enforced sale procedure is often sufficient to encourage owners to pay out any outstanding debts or sell their property.

"It would be very much a last resort measure and each case will be considered on its merits."

Carmarthenshire has about 2,000 empty homes, yet at the same time has a shortage of affordable housing.

Housing Executive Board Member Coun Hugh Evans said: "Empty properties have an impact on local communities.

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2000 empty seems a high number, just in Carmarthenshire alone.

And surely this can't be a bad idea, if even a threat of it, causes this to happen.

"The threat of the enforced sale procedure is often sufficient to encourage owners to pay out any outstanding debts or sell their property".
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This sounds all fine and reasonable to me. If it's costing taxpayers to maintain the safety of these empty properties, it seems like a good idea to claw some money back and let someone else buy the property.

I imagine a hefty land tax would resolve the issue.

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