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March 26, 2021
Empty Housing in England

Key insights

Despite the current housing crisis there are staggering amounts of currently recorded empty houses across England.

  • On the 5th of October 2020 it was recorded that there was a grand total of 743,059 empty houses across England.
  • Out of these unoccupied homes, 410, 905 of them have been empty for a period of under 2 years.
  • Impressively, 262,953 of these unoccupied houses are second homes which are mostly used as ‘holiday homes’.
  • There are 49,037 properties which have been recorded as being empty for a period of 2 to 5 years.
  • Lastly, 20,953 of England’s unoccupied homes have been empty for over five years.
  • Despite the high number of empty houses found across England, the housing crisis remains a prominent issue which requires further addressing.


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