Monday, November 23, 2009
The latest annual Halifax Empty Homes survey
The latest annual Halifax Empty Homes survey shows that the number of long-term empty private homes - homes that have been vacant for more than six months exceeded 300,000 in 2008 for the first time in five years. There were 303,285 long-term empty private homes in England in April 2008, a rise of 9% from 279,281 in April 2007. The number of long-term empty private homes is at its highest since April 2003 (308,438), accounting for 1.6% of all privately owned properties. The total number of empty private homes in England stood at 613,270 in April 2008.