Empty Property: Taxation:Written question - HL4374

Asked on: 20 December 2017
Department for Communities and Local Government
Empty Property: Taxation
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of increasing tax rates on the 280,000 privately owned long-term empty homes in England on the overall quantity of housing supply.
Answered on: 08 January 2018

The number of homes in England that have been empty for more than six months has reduced from over 300,000 in May 2010 to 206,236 in November 2017. The Government has announced that measures will be introduced to increase, from 50 per cent to 100 per cent, the council tax premium paid on homes empty for more than two years.

Grouped Questions: HL4375

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