Others may not be as obvious but there are signs on the inside such as a hallway with a mountain of leaflets and circulars piled up behind the letterbox.
Moreover there are plenty of them about. I know of two houses in the Ballysillan area that have lain empty for the past 20 years and another for 10 years. I can think of another in South Belfast that was bricked up and had been empty for so long that there was actually a tree growing out of it.
So what can be done about this problem?
|Nelson McCausland and local residents |
in Fortwilliam Parade