Empty homes given a new lease of life

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Three run-down properties in Wallsend have been refurbished.

The three empty homes in Richardson Street have been given a new lease of life as part of North Tyneside Council’s ongoing empty homes programme.

Coun John Harrison, cabinet member for housing, said: “I am absolutely delighted that this work has gone ahead, transforming the area and creating much needed new homes.

“The properties completed had been empty for total of over 30 years and had been a regular source of complaint from people living nearby who were rightly concerned about their state of disrepair and vandalism.

“We offered the owners the chance to work with the council voluntarily to fully refurbish and modernise the properties – bringing them up to modern standards and breathing new life into the bricks and mortar.

“They look absolutely fantastic now and we’re looking forward to welcoming new residents into their new homes.

The three properties have been refurbished with the help of grant assistance from the Homes and Communities Agency.