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Crown/Duchy of Lancaster Property

Volume 451: debated on Tuesday 7 November 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether Empty Dwelling Management Orders can be used to seize (a) Crown property and (b) property of the Duchy of Lancaster. (95880)

Empty Dwelling Management Orders cannot be made against dwellings owned by the Crown. A dwelling owned by the Duchy of Lancaster, or any other property owner, could only be subject to an Empty Dwelling Management Order if the local authority proposing the order sought and received authorisation from a Residential Property Tribunal.