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'Double rates for empty properties?'

MHK wants issue explored

An MHK says empty properties can create problems, and wants to explore the idea of charging double rates for vacant homes.

Arbory Castletown and Malew member Jason Moorhouse has tabled a question on the issue for the House of Keys next week (5 Dec).

He'll ask Policy and Reform Minister Chris Thomas whether charging double rates on empty domestic homes had been considered.

Mr Moorhouse wants to establish if the issue is an Island-wide problem:

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