Lambeth Borough Council has 1,244 empty homes

In October 2017, there were 1,244 unfurnished and empty homes in Lambeth Borough Council, of which 441 had been empty for longer than 2 years.

What your candidates say about empty homes

You'll be voting on 3 May in Brixton Hill ward, where you have 13 candidates to choose from.

We emailed candidates to ask: If elected, will you vote to double council tax on empty homes in Lambeth Borough Council, and work to end the scandal of properties being left empty? Here's what they said.

Janet Baker, Women's Equality Party

This candidate is supporting the pledge

Their comments: What we really need is more homes for ordinary people – many of the luxury flats stand empty – they are just the bricks and mortar equivalent of an investment bond. We should look at initiatives in other boroughs where empty properties pay double council tax - whilst making obvious exceptions. We should look into limiting ownership of UK properties by companies registered outside of the UK. We shouldn't be discussing real estate like it's a financial toy, this is about people having a home to live in. It's a basic right for all, not just those privileged enough.
Martin Tiedemann, Labour and Co-operative Party

Has been sent the pledge, but hasn't replied yet

Adrian Garden, Labour and Co-operative Party

Has been sent the pledge, but hasn't replied yet

Elaine Bailey, Conservative and Unionist Party

Hasn't been sent the pledge yet

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Gwen Buck, Green Party

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Jonathan Price, Liberal Democrats

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Lavinia Cartwright, Conservative and Unionist Party

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Maria Kay, Labour and Co-operative Party

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Peter Portelli, Liberal Democrats

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Richard Bultitude, Green Party

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Sarah Lewis, Liberal Democrats

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Savill Young, Conservative and Unionist Party

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Will Eaves, Green Party

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