More than 6,000 council homes have been left unoccupied in London, figures from the 33 local authorities have shown.
Nearly a third were empty because they needed repairs and more than 2,300 have been without tenants for over a year.
One council with 500 empty properties, Camden in north London, admitted it had a "very pressing problem".
My comment: There is just no excuse for council properties to remain vacant for over a year when some councils want to seize vacant private property after 6 only months.
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