Bringing empty homes back into use

We are committed to bringing the capital’s long-term empty homes back into use to help provide homes for Londoners.

Making the most of a valuable but neglected resource

Empty homes are a waste of a valuable resource and can blight neighbourhoods.

We are working to bring London’s empty homes back into residential use by:

  • ensuring that no more than 1% of homes stand empty and unused for over six months
  • improving the information available to help target action, through a Londonwide audit of long term empty homes
  • encouraging the removal of financial incentives to leaving homes empty.

The Mayor is investing £60 million from the Targeted Funding Stream to bring empty homes back into use.

London Housing Strategy