>In the midst of manifesto week it might be good to look at what the main parties standing in the general election have said so far about empty homes.
Labour: no specific policy commitments
Conservatives: nothing in the manifesto, but policy on empty homes set out in 2009 housing green paper and 2009 empty property policy paper
Liberal Democrats: Costed manifesto commitment to bring 250,000 empty homes into use through grants and loans
Green Party: manifesto to be published tomorrow, but the party have already said that it will commit to halve the number of empty homes.
UKIP: Policy commitment to give greater compulsory purchase [...]