The number of homes that are currently empty in Oxford has fallen by 67% according to recently released statistics.
There are currently 300 homes in Oxford that have been empty for 6 months or longer compared to the 900 that had been empty for the same period in 2005.
Of the number currently vacant, 59 have been empty for more than 2 years.
The figures were released to coincide with Empty Homes Week that exists to draw attention to the large number of empty homes across Britain.
The housing situation in Oxford has been highlighted as being amongst the most desperate in the country with house prices and rents soaring to extremely high levels.
The Office for National Statistics estimates that there are currently over one million homes that are empty across England and Wales.