London Mayoral hopeful calls for more action on empty homes

Tory mayoral hopeful Shaun Bailey has said he will crack down on London's empty "ghost homes" if he replaces Sadiq Khan as the capital's mayor. He pledges to give more money to councils to levy empty dwelling management orders. From April Councils will be able to charge 100 percent extra on long term empties. However, this increase will only hit unfurnished properties. Bailey has said the same penalty should apply to furnished homes that are sitting empty. You can read the full story here