FOI Disclosure Log

Customer Request Details

21 September 2021

I would like to request the following information:

 

 

 

For the financial years 2018/2019, 2019/2020 and 2020/2021, please provide:

 

 

 

– The number of landlords prosecuted by the council

 

– The number of complaints the council received about private rented properties

 

– The number of civil penalty notices issued against a landlord or letting agent as well as the total annual sum of the fines.

 



East Herts Council Response

28 September 2021

There may be other cases that were entered  as something else on the system as they could origionate as complaints by neighbours of privately rented properties about antisocial behaviour, pests,rubbish etc but to track these down would take a lot of time (manually checking into approx 1600 cases which would be over the limits set in place by the act.

For the financial years 2018/2019, 2019/2020 and 2020/2021

  

– The number of landlords prosecuted by the council - Nil

 

– The number of complaints the council received about private rented properties

2018/19 - 66

2019/20 - 48

2020/21- 68

 

– The number of civil penalty notices issued against a landlord or letting agent as well as the total annual sum of the fines. - Nil

 

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.