Empty flats above shops

Meeting: 
MQT on 2009-11-18
Session date: 
November 18, 2009
Reference: 
2009/3257
Question By: 
Mike Tuffrey
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

How many empty flats above shops do you estimate that there are currently in London? What steps will you take to encourage landlords to bring these flats back into residential use?

Answer

Answer for Empty flats above shops

Answer for Empty flats above shops

Answered By: 
The Mayor

This information is not available from existing sources. The Londonwide audit of empty homes will provide local authorities with better information on empty flats above shops and allow them to take the appropriate action to bring them back into residential use.