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How can I tell if a property is empty?

The property is generally run down in a poor state.

The things that you might look for are:

  • Are there signs of disrepair?
    Is there broken windows, graffiti, or overgrown garden? If the owner does not appear to be concerned about deterioration, this can be a sign that it has been deserted.
  • Has the property been boarded up?
    This usually means that a building has been empty for a long time and has been secured against vandalism and theft.



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