FOI Disclosure Log

Customer Request Details

10 September 2019

Under the Freedom of Information Act of 2000, could you please provide me with the most up-to-date list of all empty commercial (non-residential) property rates data for your local authority, and including the following fields:


A) Address

B) Rateable Value 

C) Date the property became empty 

D) Ratepayer Name 


Could you also please confirm the date that the data was generated from your system. 

I appreciate that properties owned / rented by individuals are personal information and such personal data (i.e. the Firm"s Trading Name) would be excluded from my request in terms of Section 40(2) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. In such cases, please provide the remaining information with the Firm"s Trading Name either blank or listed as "individual".

East Herts Council Response

11 September 2019

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

Business rates data is regularly published here and includes if the property is classed as empty

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

Telephone 0303 123 1113


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


Thank you for your request.