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

Each year we publish a Report entitled ‘Empty Homes in England (2018)’

This is the only comprehensive independent analysis of Government's annual figures on empty homes.

The 2019 edition is coming soon.

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:

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

Reports on active programmes to bring empty homes into use, such as our national programme of demonstration projects: you can download the latest report on this three-year programme: 'Community action on empty homes - Using empty homes to regenerate communities'. The first phase report on this programme is also available entitled 'Community-based approaches in areas with high levels of empty homes'.

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'.

And our annual analysis of official Government data on empty homes, 'Empty Homes in England' (2018 edition)

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