In England, more than 700,000 empty homes

17.12.2010 18:08
Approximately 762,000 homes in England are empty, half of them are in a derelict state for years.

In October this year have undertaken the restoration of 300 houses in Enfield, north London district. Houses in the area uninhabitable for nearly 40 years - since they were purchased in 1970, when the planned creation of a new ring road, whose construction was never completed.

Abandoned house in Anfield - is built 1930 with garages and gardens. Part of squatters occupied homes (homeless), but most are empty, destroyed by time and is in such poor condition that is likely to be decided to demolish these houses.

There are empty not only old buildings, but new home. So, in Ipswich more than 1,000 new apartments remain without tenants. A similar situation is observed in Leeds, Liverpool, Leicester and Manchester. Judging by the weak activity in the housing market, the situation can only get worse.

David Ayrlend, director of the Agency for the arrangement of empty houses (The Empty Home Agency), calls on the Government to reduce by 5% tax levied in the reconstruction of housing.

"To date, the Government proposes to give municipalities when building houses a loan equivalent to the amount of council tax for six years," - says David Ayrlend. It also encourages public institutions to take steps to resolve the issue, because in their possession are 100,000 empty houses.

Despite all the incentives and coercive measures, in a year populated by only 1% of all the empty houses.
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