Thursday, October 1, 2009
Luxury apartments to ease housing crisis
"TOWN hall chiefs will be asked to explore ways to fill thousands of empty homes as part of plans to overcome the housing crisis. An estimated 13,000 homes, including hundreds of purpose built flats, are lying empty in Manchester while more than 18,000 people have their names on waiting lists for housing in the city... Manchester's Lib Dems will next week ask the council to pass a motion to 'use all the powers and resources at its disposal to make serious inroads into tackling the housing crisis faced by this city'." I could see this coming a mile off! Imagine what this would do to the already deflated value of city centre property! Should be able to pick up a 2-bed with a balcony for Â£20k by 2011... if you like the neighbours that is!