Letter: Vacant properties could ease pressure

Waste of potential housing.
Waste of potential housing.

RE housing crisis article (March 29).

Within a three-minute walk of my house, there are two three-bed terrace houses and one three-storey semi-detached house all abandoned, according to neighbours, for over 10 years by people who inherited them.

Add that waste of potential housing to that of unused floors above shops, and second homes (which unless they are teeny or needing too much costly renovation should not be allowed at all due to financial distortions brought into the area, which I saw over 30 years in North Norfolk before moving to Yorkshire for less dear accommodation).

SA Longden

Park Avenue

Scarborough