FOI Disclosure Log

Customer Request Details

23 June 2021

This FOI request is for the attention of the council department that deals with criminal prosecutions against private landlords and general enforcement activity in the private rented sector.

 

1) The total number of successful criminal prosecutions on formal notices served to private landlords for the following offences:

Service of an abatement notice ss.79-82, Environmental Protection Act 1990.

Please break this down for 2018/2019, 2019/2020 & 2020/2021.

 

 

2) The total number of successful criminal prosecutions on formal notices served to private landlords for the following offences:

 

Failure to comply with management regulations in respect of Houses in Multiple Occupation (section 234 of the Housing Act 2004)

 

Please break this down for 2018/2019, 2019/2020 & 2020/2021.

 

 

3) The total number of successful criminal prosecutions on formal notices served to private landlords for the following offences:

 

Prohibition orders relating to category 1 hazards (ss.20, Housing Act 2004).

 

Please break this down for 2018/2019, 2019/2020 & 2020/2021.

 

 

4) The total number of successful criminal prosecutions on formal notices served to private landlords for the following offences:


Prohibition orders relating to category 2 hazards (ss.21, Housing Act 2004)

Please break this down for 2018/2019, 2019/2020 & 2020/2021.


 

5) The total number of successful criminal prosecutions on formal notices served to private landlords for the following offences:

An emergency remedial order (section 40, Housing Act 2004) because the dwelling has a category one hazard that poses an immediate risk to the occupants

 

Please break this down for 2018/2019, 2019/2020 & 2020/2021.

 

6) The total number of successful criminal prosecutions on formal notices served to private landlords for the following offences:

An emergency prohibition order served because the dwelling has a category one hazard that poses an immediate risk to the occupants (section 43, Housing Act 2004)

Please break this down for 2018/2019, 2019/2020 & 2020/2021.

 

7) The total number of successful criminal prosecutions on formal notices served to private landlords for the following offences:

A criminal offence under section 72, Housing Act 2004

Please break this down for 2018/2019, 2019/2020 & 2020/2021.

 

8) The total number of successful criminal prosecutions on formal notices served to private landlords for the following offences:

Repayment of rent if occupier(s) was in receipt of housing benefit and applied to a Residential Property Tribunal for repayment of up to 12 months’ rent (ss.73-75, Housing Act 2004)

Please break this down for 2018/2019, 2019/2020 & 2020/2021.

 

10) The total number of successful criminal prosecutions on formal notices served to private landlords for the following offences:

Section 331 of the Housing Act 1985 (causing or permitting overcrowding)


Please break this down for 2018/2019, 2019/2020 & 2020/2021.


11) How much (£) do these prosecutions cost on average for the local authority?

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12) How much (£) does a civil penalty cost the local authority on average?

 



East Herts Council Response

29 June 2021

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

This authority has not taken criminal prosecutions against landlords for any of the specified offences in the years given for this request.

 

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

For re-use of information and conditions on the use of personal data  please see

https://www.eastherts.gov.uk/about-east-herts-0/information-requests/re-use-council-information

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.