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South Holland District Council will be looking at its housing stock after seeing in a rise in number of 'void' days due to difficulties in finding tenants for Spalding sheltered housing complex

Difficulties in letting studio apartments in a retirement complex coupled with a desperate need for similar homes for young people has prompted a review.

South Holland District Council say the average number of ‘void’ or empty days is 30 but reported 2,375 between July, August and September this year due to difficulties in finding tenants for places like Nene Court in Spalding.

The council has also seen a dramatic increase in the number of people claiming universal credit. This has rocketed up to 7,165 in the second quarter compared with 2,740 with the previous year. The number of furloughed employees in the district was 10,400

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