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Empty Dwelling Management Orders

Volume 508: debated on Thursday 8 April 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many empty dwelling management orders have been issued by each local authority. (319232)

29 interim Empty Dwelling Management Orders have been authorised by the Residential Property Tribunal to date.

Local authority

Number of interim EDMOs authorised

Bolton Borough Council

1

Carlisle District Council

2

London Borough of Bromley

1

London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham

1

London Borough of Hounslow

1

London Borough of Lewisham

5

New Forest District Council

1

Norwich City Council

6

Peterborough City Council

2

South Gloucestershire Council

1

South Norfolk District Council

1

South Oxfordshire District Council

1

South Tyneside Borough Council

1

Southend-On-Sea Borough Council

2

Staffordshire Moorlands District Council

1

Swale Borough Council

1

Wychavon District Council

1

Total

29

Empty Dwelling Management Orders should only be considered as a last resort, where all other measures of investigation and negotiation have been exhausted and the local authority has been unable to persuade the owner to bring the property back into use. In many cases the threat of an Empty Dwelling Management Order is sufficient to make owners take action.