Bring derelict houses back into use, say surveyors

Help

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

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.