FOI Disclosure Log

Customer Request Details

24 February 2022

I"m looking for more information about schemes the council has in place offering financial/other incentives for renters to downsize and free up housing for larger families.


We"ve written about these schemes before, for your reference: https://www.*****/money/17312937/how-to-get-free-cash-by-moving-house/


Please can I get information on the following:


1) Does the council has a downsizing scheme where renters are offered incentives to move to a smaller home? If so, what are the incentives on offer and who is eligible?


2) Can I get a breakdown of how much money in total was given to people who successfully qualified for the scheme for the following years?

a) 1 January 2019 - 31 December 2019

b) 1 January 2020 - 31 December 2020

c) 1 January 2021 - 31 December 2021


3) What was the single highest award in value given out to a successful applicant for the following years:

a) 1 January 2019 - 31 December 2019

b) 1 January 2020 - 31 December 2020

c) 1 January 2021 - 31 December 2021

East Herts Council Response

25 February 2022

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

The council owns No housing stock so we do not operate any of the schemes described

We hold no data in relation to the 3 questions asked


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.

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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.