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.