FOI Disclosure Log

Customer Request Details

29 July 2021

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FOI request: Housing - Selective licensing schemes

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Dear Sir/ Madam,

Please could you provide me with details of any selective licensing schemes for private landlords that have been implemented in your local authority since 2005? Including if available:

- The date the selective licensing scheme commenced and the scheme’s end date. If this varied by area, details of the different area start-dates and respective end-dates.
- Whether or not government approval was required for the scheme.
- The geographical area that the scheme covers within your local authority. Please, could you provide this at the most granular geographical level available such as: postcode, Output Area / Lower Super Output Area or a standard electronic vector file (e.g. ESRI shapefile).
- A copy of the consultation document for each area and any other document that provides a detailed description of the scheme, including maps of each area if available.
- The number and types of properties affected in each area.
- Contact details (email) for the person/people administering the scheme.

We plan to use this information to investigate the impact of selective licensing schemes on health care outcomes, as part of a project funded by the National Institute of Health Research.


East Herts Council Response

29 July 2021

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

No schemes of this kind have been active in Eastherts in the period since 2005

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

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Information Commissioners Office
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Telephone 0303 123 1113


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Thank you for your request.