Empty Homes Research
A survey investigated why properties in the East Midlands remain empty. This survey was funded by BSHF and English Partnerships to support the work of the East Midlands Empty Property Forum. The University of Nottingham survey unit obtained the opinions of five hundred owners of empty properties. This survey provides detailed information about the owners’ perspective of their empty property. The research investigates what might be preventing owners from bringing their properties back into occupation, seeks to evaluate existing local council measures aimed at bringing properties back into use and to assess which additional services or support may be effective. In response to the survey, the East Midlands Empty Property Forum have made a number of regional and local policy recommendations. It is intended that the research findings will help to inform both the East Midlands Regional Housing Strategy, and individual local councils’ empty properties strategies
This volume contains the findings from a postal self-completion survey with owners of long-term private empty properties in the North London Sub-Region (NLSR) conducted by Ipsos MORI. The NLSR covers six London Boroughs (LBs) – Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Haringey, Islington and Westminster. The purpose of the research was to understand the reasons why privately owned properties in the NLSR have been empty for some time, to determine what obstacles exist to bringing the properties back into use, and to identify possible solutions.
This is the third Halifax survey of Empty Homes in England. An empty home is defined as a property, which has remained vacant for more than six months. The Empty Homes National Week of Action runs from October 23rd to October 27th 2006. The research in this report is based on data from the Department for Communities & Local Government (DCLG), the Office for National Statistics (ONS) and Halifax’s own extensive housing database.