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Departmental Housing

Volume 505: debated on Wednesday 10 February 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many (a) empty and (b) occupied residential properties his Department owns; and what recent estimate he has made of the (i) potential annual rental and (ii) total book value of those (A) empty and (B) occupied residential properties. (313793)

The Northern Ireland Office (NIO) currently owns three residential properties of which one is empty and two are occupied.

The empty residential property is currently for sale at a value of £180,000. There is no potential annual rental figure available for this property.

One occupied residential property has a fixed asset register value of £366,827. Annual rental figure for this property is £12,000 per annum.

The third residential property has a fixed asset register value of £288,260. There is no potential annual rental figure available for this property.

Potential rental value for the two occupied properties is kept under regular review.