Empty Properties

Meeting: 
MQT on 2012-09-19
Session date: 
September 19, 2012
Reference: 
2012/2501
Question By: 
Andrew Boff
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

The Residential Landlords Association has stated that there are over 16,000 empty properties currently owned by local authorities, housing associations and other public bodies in London. Do you recognise this figure and would you encourage the respective bodies to make these properties available to help improve London's housing supply?

Answer

Answer for Empty Properties

Answer for Empty Properties

Answered By: 
The Mayor

According to official statistics from DCLG there were 13,338 empty homes in London owned by local authorities, housing associations and other public bodies in 2011. I certainly do encourage the respective bodies to make these properties available for occupation as soon as possible.