Estate agents disagree with gloomy empty homes report



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The number of empty homes in the South Ribble area has risen by 65 per cent in a year, according to new research.

The borough came 10th in a list of the top 20 areas for largest increases, with 551 empty properties in October 2012, compared to 716 in October 2013.

But a local estate agent said the results could be an anomaly as their experience of the local housing market has been positive over recent months.


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