Reginald Dennis HARRYMAN
- Born: 29 Jun 1934, Fair Oak, Hampshire, England
- Marriage (1): Nadina Grizelda TEMPLE-NIDD on 10 Dec 1955 in Southampton, , Hampshire, England
Births Sep 1934 (95%)
Harryman Reginald D Powe Winchester 2c219
ame:HARRYMAN, Reginald D
Registration District: HelpWinchester
Year of Registration: 1934
Quarter of Registration: Jul-Aug-Sep
Mother's Maiden Name:Powe
Volume No: Help2C
Page No: Help219
news articule from TImes Online
Owners will be forced to rent their empty homes
Times, The (London, England) - Thursday, February 6, 2003
Author: Anthony Browne, Environment Editor
LOCAL councils are to be given powers to force property owners to rent out homes that they have been deliberately keeping empty.
The move is one of a range of government measures to tackle a housing shortage.
Others include the building of 200,000 homes in the South East and a Pounds 5 billion scheme to regenerate declining northern neighbourhoods.
Many authorities have complained that their attempts to reduce the number of unoccupied houses have been hampered by people who want to keep their properties empty while watching the value rise.
John Prescott told MPs yesterday: "In London and the South East, 70,000 privately owned homes have been empty for over six months. This is not acceptable. It is our intention that councils should be able to bring empty properties back into use through compulsory leasing."
Under the scheme, councils will be able to take over the management of properties that have been empty for six months or more. They will refurbish it if necessary before offering it for rent through a letting agent or housing association. The council will reclaim the cost of refurbishment, after which rent money will go to the owner of the property.
David Davis, who shadows the Deputy Prime Minister, said that Mr Prescott had declared war on homeowners: "This announcement smacks of an old socialist state, not of a 21st-century United Kingdom. It would be an utter disgrace if Prescott forces home owners to lease out their property to local councils simply to cover up his failure to build enough social housing."
Mr Davis also attacked Mr Prescott's development plans, which include regenerating areas of the North and the Midlands which people are deserting as they move south to look for work. He said: "He's going to bulldoze the North and concrete the South."
The compulsory rental scheme will start with a pilot programme in Hammersmith and Fulham, Salford, Sheffield and Southampton.
Dennis Harryman , a cabinet member of Southampton City Council, said: "We will be able to say to people 'Put your property on the market, or we'll rent it out'.
The number of properties empty over six months is running into the hundreds when we have 9,000 people on the waiting list."
A spokeswoman for the Empty Homes Agency said: "It will act as a deterrent against landlords who want to keep their properties empty, because they won't want a lease forced on them."
Pounds 22 billion plan, page 4 Leading article, page 21
Noted events in his life were:
1. Lived at: 5 Middle Street, Fair Oak, 1934-1935, Hampshire, England.
Reginald married Nadina Grizelda TEMPLE-NIDD, daughter of Herbert Temple NIDD and Audrey Lillian PARKINSON, on 10 Dec 1955 in Southampton, , Hampshire, England. (Nadina Grizelda TEMPLE-NIDD was born on 16 May 1938 in Southampton, , Hampshire, England.)