Britain's Empty Homes - David and Molly Craig
There are nearly a million properties lying empty in the UK just waiting for someone to come along to make them homes again. Jules Hudson reveals the great potential vacant places for sale can offer buyers in terms of budget and lifestyle, while the work of the nation's Empty Property Officers explores what's being done to get the thousands of houses that lie abandoned and neglected across the country back into use. And we hear from the people who've rescued wrecks and transformed them into beautiful homes again.
David and Molly Craig's two-up, two-down terrace house in Essex was perfect when it was just the two of them, but just over a year ago, things changed when baby Annabel came along and now they're bursting out of the place. David commutes to Colchester for work, so staying in the area is a must and as Molly doesn't drive, being close to public transport and local amenities is also a non negotiable. They have a total budget of 220 thousand pounds to get them a larger family home, and presenter Jules Hudson shows them how a vacant property could be transformed to fit their budget and lifestyle too.