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Empty homes in the UK: The true picture

Jan Ambrose, Editor of the residential section of the RICS’ Property Journal, explores the data behind empty homes headlines, and asks what can be done to deal with long-term vacant properties

BPF welcomes Raynsford’s ‘commendable’ planning review – but raises a few concerns

Former Housing Minister Nick Raynsford published his comprehensive review of the planning system in England earlier this week, outlining a series of ways in which the current ‘chaotic patchwork’ can be made fit for purpose for the coming decade. It’s a “well reasoned” report, says The British Property Federation’s Chief Exec, but some proposals could do with more work…