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Whitby residents polled in drive to restrict second home ownership

Citizens of seaside town Whitby, Yorkshire, have voted in a poll to restrict second home o...

  • Jun 15, 2022
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Govt proposes doubling council tax on empty second homes

The government has proposed a council tax premium of up to 100 per cent on second homes af...

  • May 16, 2022
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Labour leader candidate vows to seize empty homes

Labour leader hopeful Emily Thornberry has pledged to take away vacant flats from owners i...

  • Feb 05, 2020
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Nationwide and Action on Empty Homes call for urgency on empty properties

The housing crisis in the UK has reached breaking point according to Action on Empty Homes...

  • Sep 23, 2019
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Corbyn calls for second home levy to tackle ‘offensive’ housing issues

Jeremy Corbyn, the Labour party leader, has called for the introduction of a levy on secon...

  • Aug 28, 2019
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Number of vacant properties in England rises for second consecutive year – MHCLG

The number of empty homes across England has risen for the second year in a row, represent...

  • Mar 11, 2019
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Government ups council tax penalties to 300% for owners of long-term empty homes

Local authorities are to be given extra powers to triple or even quadruple council tax for...

  • Jul 19, 2018
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Councils call for power to double tax on empty homes

Council leaders want the power to double the rate of council tax charged on homes that hav...

  • Jul 18, 2018
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It’s time to bring ghost houses back to the land of the living – Lendinvest

Up to now, the government’s approach to tackling the housing crisis has been focused on ...

  • Jun 30, 2017
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Static housing growth spurs call for empty home revival

England’s stock of housing grew by less than 1% year-on-year in March, prompting calls f...

  • May 03, 2016
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