FOI Disclosure Log

Customer Request Details

07 September 2018

I would like to request details of action taken by the council against landlords covering the period January 1st, 2014 until the present day.

 

1. Please can you provide a list of individuals and companies you have successfully prosecuted for offences under the Housing Act 2004, Protection from Eviction Act 1977, Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 ss 1-7, Housing Act 1985 s.331, or other relevant legislation.

 

In each case, please include:

Name, offence, prosecution date, fine/sentence and, if possible, the address of the property or properties involved and a description of the offence.

 

2. Please can you provide a list of individuals and companies subject to civil penalties and/or banning orders since these powers came into force under the Housing and Planning Act 2016 in April last year and April 2018 respectively.

 

In each case, please include:

Name, offence, date, penalty and, if possible, the address of the property or properties involved and a description of the offence.

 

3. Please can you provide a list of individuals and companies you have successfully sought Rent Repayment Orders against.

 

In each case, please include: 

Name, offence, date, penalty and, if possible, the address of the property or properties involved and a description of the offence.

 

4. Finally, please can you also provide a list of individuals and companies fined for failing to comply with a local authority licensing scheme or to comply with the Management of Houses in Multiple Occupation (England) Regulations 2006.

 

In each case please include:

Name, offence, date, penalty and, if possible, the address of the property or properties involved and a description of the offence.



East Herts Council Response

07 September 2018

I am writing to acknowledge your written request for information.

Your request is being considered and you will receive the information requested within the statutory timescale of 20 working days as defined by the Freedom of Information Act 2000, subject to the information not being exempt or containing reference to a third party.

The Act defines a number of exemptions, which may prevent release of the information you have requested.  There will be an assessment of your request and if any of the exemption categories apply then the information will not be released.  You will be informed if this is the case, including your rights of appeal.

If the information you request contains reference to a third party then they may be consulted prior to a decision being taken on whether or not to release the information to you.  You will be informed if this is the case.

There may be a fee payable for this information, this will be considered and you will be informed if any fees are payable.  In this event the fee must be paid before the information is processed and released.  The 20 working day time limit for the response is suspended until receipt of payment.

If you have any queries about the processing of your request then please do not hesitate to contact me.

It is important that you include the above FOI reference number on all correspondence related to this request.

Your personal details will be held within out Information Request case management system, and only used for the purposes of evaluating and processing your request.

While details of your information request may be published on the council website, your personal details will never be published or released to anyone outside the council unless it is required by the Information Commissioners Office.

Thank you for your request.

 



East Herts Council Response

20 September 2018

Thank you for your request for information, this has now been processed and the information that we hold is enclosed.

 

Question 1 - We have not prosecuted for these offences in this time period

 

Question 2 - We have not imposed any civil penalties or requested any banning orders

 

Question 3 - We have not sought rent repayment orders

 

Question 4 - as question 2

 

If you have any queries or complaint about the processing of your request please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

Alternatively for more information on the Freedom of Information Act contact the Information Commissioner at:

Information Commissioners Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF

Telephone 01625 545 700

https://ico.org.uk/

 

It is important that you include the above FOI reference number on all correspondence related to this request.

 

Thank you for your request.