Government data shows over 216,000 properties in England have stood empty for more than six months. We analyse official data and research effective solutions, producing the only comprehensive analysis.

Latest Publications

You can download our latest publications here. These include our new report 'Empty Homes in England 2019' published 23rd September 2019 and the final report on our three-year programme of work with community housing providers 'Community action on empty homes - Using empty homes to regenerate communities' (published May 2019).

The first phase report on this programme is also available entitled 'Community-based approaches in areas with high levels of empty homes'.

Empty Homes in England - a comprehensive analysis of the empty homes problem is England:

Each year we publish a Report entitled Empty Homes in England. This is the only comprehensive independent analysis of Government's annual figures on empty homes. The 2019 edition is published on Monday 23rd September 2019 and will be available here for free download.

For the latest analysis of new figures as Government publishes these, see our media releases, here

You can read ComRes polling of MPs views about empty homes and the national housing crisis here

Types of publications:

We produce four types of publications:

1) Campaign publications which advocate for policy responses to end the waste of empty homes, for example: the work of the Coalition for Community Investment

2) Research and analysis on the empty homes issue, for example ‘Empty Homes: Why do some areas have higher levels’

Or 'Affordable homes from empty commercial spaces'.

3) Our annual analysis of official Government data on empty homes, 'Empty Homes in England' - new edition published 23rd September 2019 

2019 edition out September 2019: For the latest official data on local authorities in England click here

4) Project reports on practical solutions to the problem of empty homes such as 'Community action on empty homes - Using empty homes to regenerate communities'. and  'Community-based approaches in areas with high levels of empty homes'.

Current publications:



Media enquiries:

For comment on our research or further information on the waste of empty homes, the solutions and our campaigns please click here - you can also access recent press releases and contact details via this link