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Who lived in a house like this?

Council will sell these abandoned Liverpool properties if owners can't be found

Published on January 23rd 2015.


Who lived in a house like this?

EVEN the sqautters don't want to take their chances.

Liverpool City Council has warned it will CPO and sell crumbling houses which have stood empty for more than a decade if their owners can't be traced.

Now it has launched a last-ditch appeal to the public seeking any information about the properties which are mainly to the north of the city.

The council says it has already carried out searches through the Land Registry, council records, electoral roll, probate records and other sources, but to no avail.

 "The council has either already carried out work, or is considering carrying out work on the houses, which have fallen into disrepair to remove blight or prevent statutory or public health nuisances," it says.

"If the owners cannot be found the council may be forced to acquire the properties by compulsory purchase under the Housing Act or force the sale of the properties under the Law of Property Act."

12 years

Councillor Ann O’Byrne, cabinet member for housing, said: "We are determined to honour the Mayoral pledge to bring vacant houses in the city back into use – empty properties can blight neighbourhoods and it is unacceptable that they should be left when they can provide decent homes.”

The council says it will recover any costs incurred through the sale of the houses and any owner coming forward after that will have 12 years to claim any remaining funds which will be held in a court account.

Cllr O'Byrne added: “When we carry out work on empty properties to make them safe we would normally charge the owners for this work but in these cases strenuous efforts have failed to provide details of their whereabouts, so we are asking if anybody has information about them to let us know and we can take the appropriate action. 

If we can find the owners, officers want to talk to them, in the first instance, about their plans for the property and how they can work together to resolve the issues and get them back into use.

 “If we cannot find who owns the houses we have carried out work on then the law allows us to put them up for sale and recover the money we have spent."

Pretty vacant: Info wanted about these empty houses

7 Beaconsfield Road, L87 Beaconsfield Road, L8

  • ·         7 Beaconsfield Street, L8 2UU
  • ·         11 Holmes Street, L8 0RH
  • ·         13 Dinorwic Road, L4 0UB
  • ·         13 Priory Road, L4 2RT
  • ·         34 Coleridge Street, L6 6BT
  • ·         25 Breckside Park, L6 4DJ
  • ·         54 Castlewood Road, L6 5AL
  • ·         68 Mere Lane, L5 0QW
  • ·         92 Hale Road, L4 3RW
  • ·         94 Priory Road, L4 2SH
  • ·         21 Sybil Road, L4 0RR
  • ·         55 Fieldton Road, L11 9AE
  • ·         30 Wendell Street, L8 0RQ
  • ·         173 Ackers Hall Avenue, L14 4AY
  • ·         12 Newark Street, L4 3RP
  • ·         88 Sedley Street, L6 5AF
  • ·         62 Tilston Road, L9 6AL
  • ·         94 Townsend Avenue, L11 8NE

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5 comments so far, continue the conversation, write a comment.

AnonymousJanuary 26th 2015.

There is also a large semi-detached house on Queens Drive, Wavertree (opposite Christ The King Church), which has been empty for at least 20 years. It is now being swallowed up by vegetation, which will delight some correspondents.

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AnonymousJanuary 26th 2015.

A HOME for the TITS and SQUIRRELS!!!

Green TambourineJanuary 26th 2015.

Houses need to have plants growing in them. And ON THEM!!! And birds can live in the EAVES and make warm cosy NESTS. Then their little babies won't get EATEN!!!

Judith PattersonJanuary 30th 2015.

About time something is being done, its their own fault things have become this bad.

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AnonymousJanuary 30th 2015.

How do you the poor owners aren't poorly? No need to be nasty is there?

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How do you the poor owners aren't poorly? No need to be nasty is there?

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About time something is being done, its their own fault things have become this bad.

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Houses need to have plants growing in them. And ON THEM!!! And birds can live in the EAVES and make…

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A HOME for the TITS and SQUIRRELS!!!

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