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Housing: Empty Property

Volume 464: debated on Tuesday 16 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many (a) interim and (b) full empty dwelling management orders have been issued; and which local authorities have issued them. (157470)

Six interim empty dwelling management orders have been approved by residential property tribunals since the relevant provisions of the Housing Act 2004 were fully implemented in July 2006. The following table provides a monthly breakdown of relevant decisions made by residential property tribunals.

Month of decision

Type of case

Decision

Local authority

February 2007

Application for Interim EDMO

Authorised

South Oxfordshire District Council

February 2007

Application for Interim EDMO

Not authorised

Watford Borough Council

March 2007

Application for Interim EDMO

Authorised

Norwich City Council

May 2007

Application for Interim EDMO

Authorised

Peterborough City Council

July 2007

Application for Interim EDMO

Authorised

London Borough of Hounslow

August 2007

Application for Interim EDMO

Authorised

Wychavon District Council

September 2007

Application for Interim EDMO

Authorised

London Borough of Lewisham