Necessity Still Breeds Ingenuity - Archive of SQUALL MAGAZINE 1992-2006

The Post Bag: Letters To Squall

Empty Homes Agency

Squall 07, Summer 1994, pg. 33.

Dear Squall,

Thank you for the enclosures and the bumper edition of Squall (6). I was interested to read your piece about our Regional Associate Howard Goodie. He is doing some quite amazing (and original) work with empty homes in Manchester and has already signed up owners of 250 empty houses. We have got 8 Regional Associates now in various parts of the country. They are mainly property people and they use their local knowledge and contacts to put together local Empty Property Initiatives.

The development of the network of Regional Associates is quite important to our work as we are simply unable to appraise buildings and carry out negotiations on a national basis. Even in London, we rely on 2 Associates who have worked very well. I believe that one Associate is about to conclude a 60 room hostel lease in North London.

Bob Lawrence

Empty Homes Agency

London SW1