Empty Dwellings

Deputy Prime Minister written question – answered on 24th February 2005.

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Photo of Sarah Teather Sarah Teather Liberal Democrat, Brent East

To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many (a) interim and (b) final empty property management orders have been issued in London since the Housing Act 2004 entered into force, broken down by local authority.

Photo of Keith Hill Keith Hill Minister of State (Housing and Planning), Office of the Deputy Prime Minister

No interim or final empty dwelling management orders have been made since the Housing Act 2004 received Royal Assent as the provisions have not yet been commenced.

It is currently the intention of the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister to commence the provisions on empty dwelling management orders in October 2005 following public consultation and the making of secondary legislation.

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