As we're sure you've probably noticed, it's quite tricky to own a house at the moment. Quite tricky indeed. So you'll be thrilled to hear that there are currently 200,000 homes with a total value of £43billion are sitting abandoned in the U.K.
Two. Hundred. Thousand. Forty. Three. Billion. Pounds. What. The. F**k.
Who can we blame for this? Was it George Osborne? We bet George Osborne had a hand in this.
According to a report by The Guardian, in London there were 19,845 homes sitting empty for more than six months in 2016, which amounted to £9.4billion worth of property, with the average house price in the capital an entirely, totally, very reasonable £474,704.
Outside of our great capital, Birmingham was the worst affected city, with 4,397 empty homes worth an estimated £956million, followed by Bradford and Liverpool.
Happy Friday! How's the house share going?