Empty Homes Target

Meeting: 
MQT on 2010-10-13
Session date: 
October 13, 2010
Reference: 
2010/3171
Question By: 
Mike Tuffrey
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

What progress has been made on your housing strategy target that 'no more than one per cent of homes should stand empty and unused for over six months'? Do you think that there needs to be a more challenging or specific target for bringing empty homes back into use?

Answer

Answer for Empty Homes Target

Answer for Empty Homes Target

Answered By: 
The Mayor

While my statutory London Housing Strategy was published in February 2010, the latest available data on empty homes shows that as at April 2009 1.1% of homes had been empty for six months or more. At this point I do not believe that any change in what is already a challenging target would be appropriate. *