The total number of vacant dwellings in the area is estimated using council tax records, or a local survey if available.
Vacant dwellings include dwellings that are empty between changing occupants or undergoing modernisation, repair or conversion, or awaiting demolition, or repossessed, waiting probate; or newly completed but not occupied, owned by a charity, unoccupied annexes, or when the trustee is in bankruptcy.
Any group of bedsits is counted as one dwelling - these are only counted as vacant when all are vacant.
Exclusions apply to second homes, holiday lets, and flats and houses normally occupied by students; when the owner is in prison, receiving or giving care, in the armed or visiting forces; or if the dwelling is flood damaged or awaiting clergy.
11 Jun 2019
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Percent of all dwellings in the area that are vacant
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Percentage of all dwellings in the area
Vacant dwellings by local authority district: England