While 6,000 people sleep rough on this city’s streets, £9.4 billion worth of London property stands empty. The Property Partner company analysed new government data and discovered that nearly 20,000 homes in the capital were unoccupied for more than six months in 2016. The worst borough was Kensington & Chelsea, with 1,399 empty homes. Although vacancy figures in many boroughs have fallen over the last decade, that’s still a huge number of roofs that could be protecting the most vulnerable Londoners.
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