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Empty Property and Second Homes: Greater London

Question for Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

UIN 126588, tabled on 21 February 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, how many houses are recorded as (a) empty or (b) second homes for the purposes of council tax in (i) Romford constituency, (ii) the London Borough of Havering and (iii) Greater London.

Answered on

1 March 2022

We publish data on the number of empty homes and second homes for the purposes of council tax at a local authority level. Figures for Greater London can be aggregated from the local authority level data provided in the ‘Data’ tab.

The latest council tax base data, from a snapshot taken in October 2021, can be found at the following link: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/1032557/Local_Authorities_Council_Taxbase_2021_Drop_down.xlsx . Empty properties can be found in Line 15 and second homes can be found in Line 11.