FOI Disclosure Log

Customer Request Details

04 November 2021

The most up to date data you hold (please provide the date of the data) with;

  1. List all domestic properties with their addresses.
  2. The names and addresses of the council tax payers referred to above
    for each property and their correspondence address (if different
    from the property address) I do not require personal details on that of companies, associations and any other form of corporation
  3. The full billing authority reference for each property and account number (If possible)
  4. The current liability payable for the year
  5. The date the occupier first became liable for the
    council tax
  6. State if the property is empty and the date it became empty (If possible)
  7. Please also state which council tax is currently receiving any form of relief

·        for bankruptcy exemption (Class Q)

·        for caravan pitch or boat mooring exemption (Class R)

·        for charity exemption (Class B)

·        for death related exemption (Class F)

·        for  minister of religion empty property exemption (Class H)

·        for empty property discount (Class C)

·         for empty property exemption for a patient in hospital or a care home (Class E)

·         for empty property exemption for a person getting care somewhere else (Class I)

·         for empty property exemption for a person giving care (Class J)

·         for empty property exemption for a repossessed property (Class L)

·         for exemption for an unoccupied annexe due to a planning restriction (Class T)

·         for exemption for a property left empty by students (Class K)

·         for a prison related empty property exemption (Class D)

·         for exemption because a property cannot be lived in by law (Class G)

Any other reliefs or exemptions

  1. If you publish the data please provide a link to the data and confirm the date that the data was extracted from the system

East Herts Council Response

04 November 2021


Further to your request for Information it is not possible to provide the information you requested as it is covered by an Absolute Exemption.

Section 40 is an absolute exemption. The Council has considered this exemption at length and believes that the information requested in the request constitutes “personal information” as per the definition in the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA) and it would be a breach of  data protection principles if disclosed. 

The Council believes that Section 40(2) of the Freedom of Information Act is engaged, and that the information should be exempt from disclosure.


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.

Alternatively for more information on the Freedom of Information Act contact the Information Commissioner at:

Information Commissioners Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane

Telephone 0303 123 1113

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

Thank you for your request.