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Empty Housing Hotspots in the UK

During your lifetime you’ll see plenty of empty and unoccupied buildings on Britain’s streets.

But have you ever wondered just how many empty dwellings are there in our country? Or which area in the UK has the highest amount?

Well, all can now be revealed!

Just click below to reveal an interactive, heat-style map that visualises the areas in England, Scotland and Wales with the highest number of empty dwellings - that can now be named the UK’s empty housing hotspots. You can also see how the number of empty houses compare across England, Scotland and Wales.

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These are the empty house hotspots in the UK – the areas with the highest number of empty dwellings across England, Scotland and Wales.

A darker blue area means the number of empty houses is very high, whereas a lighter green area indicates a lower number of empty houses within that region.

Click on each hotspot to see the exact number of empty houses there are in the area and see how they compare against each other.

You can also filter results by England, Scotland and Wales to see where the highest number of empty houses are in your country.

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Northwest England

Ranked #1 in UK

Ranked #1 in England

39,769

Empty Homes

No. of empty houses in area:

Low High