Councillor Phil Bateman today has up dated this recent statement. He said today “Recently I have been contacted by residents concerned about empty properties standing in our community, some standing unused for years and dilapidating by the week.
These private properties are as important to the community as any other home is.
When homes rot, and the immediate neighbours see an asset turn into a rotting pile, creating other social problems. Its very much time to act.
During this lock down period I have been urged to take action about two such properties in Wednesfield North. I have done just that.
This issue is a real concern for those neighbours who live close to them, they are an asset that has the community wondering why they are not treated as one, and are used once again to house people.
I am making a plea to those legally responsible for such properties. Please do not allow them to rot and create huge stress problems for the neighbourhood within which they stand. Here in Wednesfield North the City Council has already moved and sequestered a property of this sort. But I want two more properties acted upon. I am urging City Council to move quickly and act because of the deepening situation.”
But Members of the Public can also do that themselves in the first instance. Here is the link you can follow to do this https://www.wolverhampton.gov.uk/housing/empty-properties/report-empty-property
Councillor Bateman added “I have asked City Officials to have the Empty Property team investigate these two separate properties. I will of course keep residents informed via my social media sites of the progress being made.”