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Empty Property: Greater London

Volume 477: debated on Thursday 12 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate she has made of the number of unoccupied domestic properties in (a) private and (b) local authority ownership in each London borough. (210273)

The data given as follows provide the information requested:

Vacancies by tenure for London boroughs, 2007

Total empty homes1

LA2

Registered social landlord3

Other public sector2

Private sector4

Barking and Dagenham

2,064

654

24

0

1,386

Barnet

3,319

94

58

192

2,975

Bexley

2,247

5

135

0

2,112

Brent

2,734

258

247

14

2,215

Bromley

3,537

5

329

0

3,208

Camden

2,726

418

116

0

2,192

City of London

122

2

3

41

76

Croydon

4,052

135

167

7

3,743

Ealing

3,406

316

167

15

2,908

Enfield

3,218

250

68

55

2,845

Greenwich

3,294

604

211

0

2,479

Hackney

3,646

1,051

283

0

2,312

Hammersmith and Fulham

2,300

235

146

21

1,898

Haringey

1,782

160

175

0

1,447

Harrow

1,123

38

100

33

952

Havering

2,854

345

42

0

2,467

Hillingdon

2,069

160

54

120

1,735

Hounslow

1,571

215

69

18

1,269

Islington

2,334

439

189

3

1,703

Kensington and Chelsea

3,232

56

138

21

3,017

Kingston upon Thames

2,199

44

29

0

2,126

Lambeth

3,475

847

254

12

2,362

Lewisham

1,924

592

272

0

1,060

Merton

1,422

58

37

1

1,326

Newham

4,034

662

152

0

3,220

Redbridge

2,829

22

40

28

2,739

Richmond upon Thames

1,958

8

59

12

1,879

Southwark

2,520

1,293

270

0

957

Sutton

2,141

139

23

0

1,979

Tower Hamlets

2,223

271

341

2

1,609

Waltham Forest

2,383

103

184

2,096

Wandsworth

1,896

150

105

88

1,553

Westminster

3,962

227

164

103

3,468

5 Not applicable since Bexley and Bromley have no local authority stock.

Sources:

1 Council Tax Base 1 as reported by local authorities at October 2007.

2 Housing Strategy Statistical Appendix as reported by local authorities at 1 April 2007.

3 Regulatory Statistical Return as reported by Registered Social Landlords at 31 March

Residual i.e. CTB total less LA, RSL and other public sector .