CPO over unoccupied property can be made even when dwelling not ’empty’, says court – OUT-LAW.com

“A local housing authority may make a compulsory purchase order (CPO) over an unoccupied house even where the house is not ’empty’ for the purposes of the empty dwellings management orders (EDMO) regime, a High Court judge has ruled.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 22nd October 2012

Source: www.out-law.com

South Lakeland Council wins legal bid to ‘take’ home – BBC News

Posted July 21st, 2011 in empty dwelling management orders, housing, local government, news by sally

“A Cumbrian council has won a legal bid to take over a private, empty home and rent it out to a homeless family.”

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BBC News, 21st July 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Eric Pickles curbs councils’ empty home seizure powers – BBC News

Posted January 7th, 2011 in empty dwelling management orders, housing, local government, news by sally

“Councils will have to wait two years before seizing empty homes under plans by Communities Secretary Eric Pickles.”

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BBC News, 7th January 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk