Empty properties in Wales report: AMs back RLA suggestions

10 Oct 2019 04:04 PM

Plans to reduce the number of empty properties in Wales have been put forward by a cross-party group of Assembly-Members.

Some the proposals, outlined in a new report by the Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee which frequently cites the RLA, include:

The RLA provided evidence to the ELGC inquiry into empty properties, and also responded to the consultation on the subject.

In July, RLA Vice Chair and Director for Wales Douglas Haig addressed the inquiry into empty properties at the Senedd, calling for the issue of empty homes to be brought higher up the agenda.

Many of the RLA’s recommendations have been included in the report published today-including clarifying a local authorities position when it comes to sharing information due to GDPR, and training up staff to give them the expertise to effectively manage schemes to bring homes back into use.

To read the ELGC empty property report in full, click here.