Nationally we have a housing crisis. The charity “Shelter” has estimated that 320,000 people do not have a home to live in across the UK. In order to help meet the demand of homes for everyone we are considering different options from building more homes to utilising empty properties.
As Portsmouth is an island, and spare land a premium, building more housing can be difficult. Therefore identifying empty properties to bring back into use, it is felt, will:
- benefit those who are need of a home
- improve the local community and continue to help it thrive
- helps the freeholder of the empty property realise their properties full potential.