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Greed is the real cause of Leeds’s empty homes crisis

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There’s a house and attached shop at the end of my street which has been empty for as long as I have lived there.

On numerous occasions, I have asked those apparently in the know about what they are doing - or can do - to get it brought back into use.

But I’ve never really got a proper or satisfactory answer.

The building is a grimy eyesore and every time I walk past it, it annoys me that little bit more.

The issue of empty properties has been a heated one across Leeds for almost as long as this particular building has been a pain in my proverbials.
My last conversation on this matter revealed that the core issue is a battle of wills between members of the family who own the building, who are arguing about whether to sell.

So, it’s good old fashioned greed which is pulling the strings on this particular drama.

In the meantime, the........

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