Empty Homes

MQT on 2006-11-18
Session date: 
November 18, 2006
Question By: 
Dee Doocey
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Please provide figures for the number of homes that the Empty Homes Hotline has helped return to use, per year, since 2002.


Answer for Empty Homes

Answer for Empty Homes

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Monitoring data from the Empty Homes Agency shows that the London Empty Property Hotline has helped return to use the following numbers of homes: Time period Number returned to use 1/04/02 to 31/03/03 95 1/04/03 to 31/03/04 269 1/04/04 to 30/09/04 321 1/10/04 to 30/09/05 233

These are cases where a borough has responded that a property referred to them by the hotline has been returned to use. The hotline also provides advice to owners, which may result in properties returned to use, but these cases are not recorded. The Empty Homes Agency expects to be able to report the figures for the year to 30/09/06 shortly.