Over 600 people are currently on St Albans City and District Council's housing register.

According to the council, a total of 628 people are currently waiting for homes in the area.


The local authority also confirmed that 49 properties are sitting empty due to tenants moving house, passing away or transferring into care.

St Albans City and District Council have 4,889 houses to let in total, with just over one per cent empty at this current time.

A spokesperson for St Albans City and District Council told The Herts Advertiser: "We have 49 void properties waiting to be relet at the moment.

"Our total stock level is 4,889 so 49 is one per cent of stock.

"The main reasons properties become void is because the current tenant transfers elsewhere, dies or goes into residential care."

More information about housing in St Albans, can be found on the council's website (www.stalbans.gov.uk).