Local authority to compulsory purchase empty homes

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

A council is to compulsory purchase three derelict properties and bring them back into use. The London Borough of Richmond Upon Thames wants to reduce the number of empty and dilapidated homes in the area. Under Section 17 of the Housing Act 1985, Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) action was given the green light at a Cabinet meeting as a way of ensuring that the three empty properties are brought back into use - rather than sitting dormant and becoming a target for vandalism and squatters. The ...

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