The same survey also reveals that 75 per cent of Scots believe that empty
homes cause antisocial behaviour, while 54 per cent report a decreased sense of safety caused by empty
RCT is one of 11 councils in Wales which currently apply a 50% discount to empty
legs, when an aircraft needs to fly a certain direction, can be a unique opportunity for a low-cost jet charter.
The research looks into the number of homes that are classed empty
long-term, meaning they have been unoccupied for six months or longer.
At the same time there has been an increase in the number having to pay the Empty
Homes Premium - a new law allowing councils to charge 10%, 25% or 50% extra council tax on homes that have been empty
for two years or longer.
Of these, 6,177 have been empty
for more than a year, with some councils reporting 103 homes that have been empty
for more than 10 years.
Properties often become empty
when they need substantial repair work.
At a cabinet meeting in Liverpool town hall, Mayor Joe Anderson said: "With the number of empty
properties and the amount of people on waiting lists, I believe this is the right thing to do.
Although the total number of empty
homes is estimated at 750-800, this does not include holiday or second homes, ones in probate, empty
due to the resident being in care, or derelict.
Councillor Stephen Powers said: "An empty
house is a wasted resource, which brings no benefit to its owners and can often have a negative impact on local communities.
properties often fall into disrepair, attracting vermin, broken windows and vandalism.
leg refers to a private jet flying empty
after dropping off a passenger, or en route to pick up a passenger.
Ross Kelly, managing director for Middle East, PJC said: "This innovative concept, internationally referred to as 'Empty
Legs', allows our passengers to make use of private jet flights that would have returned empty
to its base or to another global location.
attendees keep their bowls as a reminder of all the empty
bowls in the world.
ICTSI) has agreed to waive any port fees including stevedoring on all shipping lines bringing their empty
containers to Subic port.