At least 560 homes sit empty in Launceston and Hobart for three years, prompting call for vacant property tax

Adam Holmes
By Adam Holmes
February 18 2022 - 9:30pm
There are concerns that property investors are allowing Tasmanian houses to sit empty and accumulate value instead of being put on the rental market. Picture: Paul Scambler

At least 560 residential properties have sat empty for three years in Launceston, Hobart and Glenorchy council areas according to data from TasWater, prompting a call for a vacant property tax to be introduced.

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Adam Holmes

Adam Holmes

Journalist at The Examiner and Advocate, Tasmania

From Adelaide to south-west Victoria, Bendigo to Tasmania, I've provided in-depth stories in politics, environmental affairs, issues facing disadvantaged communities, legal affairs and much more. Contact me at adam.holmes@examiner.com.au or on Twitter at @adamholmes010