FOI Disclosure Log

Customer Request Details

11 September 2020

In accordance with the provisions specified within the above Act I hereby request the following information or an update of the information since the last request. All information requested relates to Completion Notices served on commercial properties served under schedule 4A to the Local Government Finance Act 1988.

Required Information;- copies of all Completion Notices served since 1/1/2020. If this is not possible due to time constraints, please can you provide us with a list in an electronic spreadsheet format with the following information;


•             The address of the property being deemed complete by the notice.

•             The date the Completion Notice was issued

•             The date the property was entered into the Rating List

•             The recipient company name

•             The address to which the notice was sent

East Herts Council Response

22 September 2020




After consideration of your request I am writing to you to advise that the Council are not obliged to supply the information you have requested.

We are not able to isolate completion notices as a search as they are saved to individual properties and to locate would require a manual search that would be in excess of the limits imposed

The Council has decided that the cost to locate, retrieve and extract the information you requested exceeds the appropriate limit as laid down in the Freedom of Information and Data Protection (Appropriate Limit and Fees) Regulations 2004. 

In accordance with Section 17 of the Freedom Of Information Act 2000 this document acts as a Refusal Notice.


If you have a query 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.


I apologise that your request cannot be met and should you have any further queries or wish to discuss submitting an information request in the future then please contact me.