Empty Properties (1)

MQT on 2014-10-22
Session date: 
October 22, 2014
Question By: 
Jennette Arnold OBE
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


How many properties in each London borough were classified as empty in each year since 2008? What work have you done with Councils to ensure that empty properties are used in order to reduce housing waiting lists and provide temporary shelter for homeless people?


Answer for Empty Properties (1)

Answer for Empty Properties (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Please see table 615 within the attached link which details empty properties   across each London borough.


It is worth noting that the current level of long term empty properties across the capital is only 0.6 per cent.

The Housing and Land directorate work closely with consortia of local authorities to deliver their empty homes contractual obligations under a purchase/lease and repair programme. In a number of cases these properties are used to house people who are statutory homeless.

Since being elected, I have substantially increased the amount of funding dedicated to bringing empty homes back into use, allocating over £75 million since 2008.