'Blame councils not private landlords for empty homes crisis'

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Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Housing and also in Central Government, Communities, Local Government

London's private landlords are being unfairly singled out as the source of the empty homes crisis - but local authorities are responsible for huge stocks of desolate property, it has been claimed. London Central Portfolio Ltd (LCP) cite recent statistics from the Department of Communities and Local Government that show in Hackney alone, 46.3% of all empty properties are council-owned. The Government, says LCP, has targeted central London's private landlords as the main cause of the "scandal", w...

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