Using live in guardians to secure empty property

Latest government data reveala a 2.6% rise in long-term empty homes in England. Local authorities recorded over 205,000 homes being empty for more than 6 months in their latest council tax base reports. Councils in England have the power to charge owners 50% extra in council tax if owners leave properties empty for two or more years - a deterrent for many, but by no means to the wealthiest investors.

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Making a property available for guardian housing

The rapid rise in house prices in recent years has resulted in many people being unable to afford to a home or the rent rises that landlords are imposing year-on-year. Those working in public services have been amongst the hardest hit.

By making empty properties available for key workers and young professionals to secure as live in guardians, communities avoid the blight of crime and anti-social behaviour that empty housing can attract, and property owners get an affordable (and often free) way to secure empty property.

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