There’s plenty in port Erin been empty for over 12 months & probably all the other authorities.
What happens is someone vacates a perfectly habitable house with carpets, curtains, blinds, light fittings etc & after several months Commissioners hire private contractors to go in & strip everything out & chuck it n the skip.
The house then stays empty until they can eventually be bothered to check it & then many months later they will actually ask those on long waiting lists if they want it. The new tenant then has to pay to carpet, put curtains etc etc up.
I know this from experience if elderly relatives who went to nursing homes. When challenged as to why they dumped everything they say is health & safety policy!! Surely they could just ask those on waiting lists if they want it as is, if house has been left wrecked that’s different.