Monday, 10 January 2011

Coalition Go Soft On Empty Homes

The Lib Dem / Tory coalition government is going soft on the disgrace of empty homes. Under powers brought in by the Labour government, councils could intervene after a property had been empty for 6 months - now the government is extending that period to two years!

We've heard a lot from the Lib Dems about this, but as ever, it's nearly all talk. They don't seem to have much influence on the Tories if this is all they can come up with. This move is quite disgraceful and is a charter for bad landlords and property speculators, and will hurt local communities.

(image: getreading.co.uk)

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