Bring derelict houses back into use, say surveyors


More should be done to make sure owners refurbish derelict houses, according to the Royal Institution of Charted Surveyors.

It says derelict houses could become a big problem in Wales unless greater incentives are given to owners to do them up.

New figures obtained by BBC Wales suggest that in March last year there were at least 33,000 empty properties - a rise of 10% in two years.

Paul Heaney reports.

Warning over derelict homes rise

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