FOI Disclosure Log

Customer Request Details

04 January 2022

Please can I request the following information under the Freedom of Information Act (2000):

 

1) The number of properties notified to the council as being holiday lets as of 1st November 2021, 1st November 2020, 1st November 2019 and 1st November 2018

2) The number of properties notified to the council as being a "second home" as of 1st November 2021, 1st November 2020, 1st November 2019 and 1st November 2018

3) The total number of residential properties in the council area as of 1st November 2021, 1st November 2020, 1st November 2019 and 1st November 2018. Please advise if this figure does or does not include holiday lets.

 

If that exact date is not possible, please provide a figure for as close a date to it as you hold. By ‘notified to the council’ I just mean properties which you have recorded as holiday lets or second homes. Please do contact me on 07595 433996 if you have any queries about what I am asking for, or if I would need to make any changes to the request to match up with the way the council holds the information.



East Herts Council Response

21 January 2022

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

  1. The number of properties notified to the council as being holiday lets as of 1st November 2021, 1st November 2020, 1st November 2019 and 1st November 2018

 

    1. Answer – This information is not recorded

 

  1. The number of properties notified to the council as being a "second home" as of 1st November 2021, 1st November 2020, 1st November 2019 and 1st November 2018

 

    1. Answer
      1. 1st November 2021 it was 121
      2. Not held for 01.11.2020 but as at 05.10.2020 it was 148  
      3. Not held for 01.11.2019 but as at 10.10.2019 it was 165
      4. Not held for 01.11.2018

 

 

  1. The total number of residential properties in the council area as of 1st November 2021, 1st November 2020, 1st November 2019 and 1st November 2018. Please advise if this figure does or does not include holiday lets.

 

    1. Answer this is per the Valuation Office Agency and total number of properties in the area
      1. Not held for 1st November 2021 but as at 31.10.2021 it was 64,802
      2. Not held for 01.11.2020 but as at 31.10.2020 it was 64,227 
      3. Not held for 01.11.2019 but as at 03.11.2019 it was 63,315
      4. Not held for 01.11.2018 but as at 04.11.2018 it was 62,348

 

 

If you are unsatisfied with the way the Council has handled your request please let us know in the first instance so that an internal review can be carried out. Additionally,  If you have any queries 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.