Empty properties

The Green Party will be publishing a list of empty properties in Barnet that could house thousands of families, before the General Election.  The buildings could also be used as desperately-needed community facilities such as free meeting places, local libraries, local doctors surgeries, schools, youth centres, popular education, pop up shops, places of worship, changing facilities, public toilets and so much more.

The list will include Church Farmhouse Museum, Clitterhouse Farm, and several mansions on the Bishops Avenue thought to belong to just one family.

The proposals come as VAT on refurbishment and maintenance stands at 20%.  Whilst there is no magic bullet to solve all our problems, a fairer tax system would go a long way to ending this criminally wasteful property market.

Local celebrity campaigner Jasmin Parsons has criticised the Government for going back on its promises to provide Council housing.

Housing Committee is expected to meet at Hendon Town Hall at 7pm till late on October 27th 2014, with full papers available on barnet.gov.uk

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