FOI Disclosure Log

Customer Request Details

02 March 2021

Subject: Illegal evictions

 

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, 

 

Between the dates of 16th March 2020 and 1st March 2021, please tell me:

 

1) how many people, or concerns, contacted the council to advise of an illegal eviction by a landlord in the area you cover? 

 

2) How many of these cases have been investigated and by whom?

3) How many of these cases have resulted in a court order?

4) How many of these cases of illegal evictions were because tenants fell into rent arrears due to the pandemic?

5) How many tenants whom have been illegally evicted are now in hostels and other temporary accommodation?

 

6) How many of these cases involve children?

 

7) How many have been offered alternative housing outside of the borough and how far away? (Please answer in miles) 



East Herts Council Response

29 March 2021

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

 Between the dates of 16th March 2020 and 1st March 2021, please tell me:

 

1) how many people, or concerns, contacted the council to advise of an illegal eviction by a landlord in the area you cover?  2

 

2) How many of these cases have been investigated and by whom? 2 - by the Council"s Housing Options Team and Private Sector Team based in Environmental Health.

3) How many of these cases have resulted in a court order? 0

4) How many of these cases of illegal evictions were because tenants fell into rent arrears due to the pandemic? 0

5) How many tenants whom have been illegally evicted are now in hostels and other temporary accommodation? 1

 

6) How many of these cases involve children? 1

 

7) How many have been offered alternative housing outside of the borough and how far away? (Please answer in miles) 0

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 0303 123 1113

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.