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Tackling Private Long Term Vacant Homes

Meeting: 17/06/2014 - Cabinet (Item 17)

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As detailed in the recommendation.


The Cabinet Member for Housing introduced an Enforced Sales Policy and sought approval for its use.


                        There were currently circa 450 long term vacant homes in Flintshire which had reduced over the previous two years.  Flintshire County Council had a long and successful history of tackling long term vacant homes and had provided support to owners of empty properties for approximately 12 years, which was reflected in the relatively low number of empty properties, in comparison with other parts of Wales.


                        Legislation had recently been used by Manchester City Council, the Law of Property Act, which allowed Council’s to force properties into auction where there was an outstanding debt.  Full details of the proposed enforced sales policy were contained in the report and in the appendix to the report.


                        Cabinet Members welcomed the report and the enforced sales policy.




That the proposed enforced sales policy, and its use, be approved.