FOI Disclosure Log

Customer Request Details

08 March 2021

Dear East Hertfordshire District Council,  Under the freedom of information act can i please request a list of all the empty available properties you have in the area of both residential and commercial properties in your area.

Thank you in advance

East Herts Council Response

08 March 2021

With regard to your request for empty commercial properties

Business rates data including properties with empty relief can be found here

Further to your request for Information. It is not possible to provide the Information you requested as it is covered by a Qualified Exemption and the Council considers that it is not in the Public Interest to release the Information.

Under section 31(1)(a) of the act Prejudice to the prevention or detection of crime.

There is considerable public interest in reduction of criminal offences such as squatting or the use of properties for criminal purposes and associated anti social behaviour

In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000 Section 17 this document acts as a Refusal Notice and the Information requested cannot be released.

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

Further Information and Guidance is available from the Information Commissioner at:

Information Commissioners Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane

Telephone 01625 545 700

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


Thank you for your request.