Empty Home Hotspots: These London Boroughs have the highest percentage of vacant homes in the UK

To reveal all, Coulters have conducted research using Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government data to discover the top ten areas with the highest and lowest percentage of vacant homes, and multiple London boroughs feature on both lists.
Discover the full findings here: https://www.coultersproperty.co.uk/no-one-home
The UK’s Top 10 Most Occupied Homes Hotspots

Rank

Local Authority

Vacant Dwellings

% of Vacant Dwellings

1

Corby

135

0.45%

2

Wandsworth

804

0.54%

3

Hammersmith and Fulham

659

0.74%

4

Westminster

988

0.79%

5

Daventry

392

1.08%

6

Barking and Dagenham

921

1.21%

7

Solihull

1199

1.30%

8

Lambeth

1849

1.31%

9

Herefordshire, County of

1,136

1.32%

10

Brent

1,662

1.38%

The majority of the areas with the lowest proportion of empty houses are located in London.
However, not all London districts have high occupancy rates, The City of London and Southwark both feature in the Top 10 areas with the highest percentage of empty homes.
The UK’s Top 10 Empty Home Hotspots

Rank

Local Authority

Vacant Dwellings

% of Vacant Dwellings

1

Blackpool

3,842

5.47%

2

Burnley

2,089

5.09%

3

City of London

311

4.78%

4

Barrow-in-Furness

1,575

4.70%

5

Hartlepool

2,078

4.70%

6

Liverpool

10,704

4.67%

7

Southwark

6,303

4.63%

8

Hyndburn

1,660

4.50%

9

Blackburn with Darwen

2,717

4.43%

10

Fylde

1,751

4.40%

Other key findings include:
  • Hounslow was named the number one location where empty homes are on the rise, with 162% increase in empty homes year-on-year, followed by Tower Hamlets, Harrow, Newham.

  • On the other hand, Ealing has seen the biggest decline in empty homes, decreasing by 38% year-on-year.

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