Britain's Empty Homes

With more than 600,000 empty homes throughout Britain, the country's empty homes crisis is becoming more and more extreme. A third of those empty homes are also lying vacant for longer than six months, adding to the long term housing crisis. Britain’s Empty Homes explores regions across the country to highlight problem areas and what legislations the government have implemented to help solve the crisis.

UK Cities

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To Buy

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RENT AS A % OF MORTGAGE

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To Rent

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MONEY SAVED PER MONTH BY RENTING

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UK Regions

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AVG. HOUSE PRICE

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About

With more than 600,000 homes lying empty across Britain, the empty homes crisis is even more evident. Shockingly, a third of empty homes are vacant for longer than six months. So, how mad is the crisis in your area?

Empty Homes Britain examines the empty homes crisis in some of the UK’s most populous cities, looking at the number of vacant homes in the city, as well as financial costs such as the average house price, average monthly rental price and money saved per month by renting.

Using government data, Empty Homes Britain also looks as legislations and government initiatives, to identify their effect on vacant dwellings.

So, how does your city shape up?