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Evictions and Personal Property

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Dear Manchester City Council,

1. Over the past twelve months, how many people have been evicted from local authority property?
2. Over the past twelve months, how many evicted people have been licensees?
3. Over the past twelve months, how many evicted people have been tenants?
4. Over the past twelve months, how many evicted tenants have had their personal property disposed of by the local authority?
5. Over the past twelve months, how many evicted tenants have had their personal property stored by the local authority?
6. Over the past twelve months how many evicted ex-licensees have had their personal property stored by the local authority?
7. Over the past twelve months how many evicted ex-Council licensees have had their personal property stored by the local authority?
8. Please provide details of the average cost of storing an evicted persons personal property?
9. Please provide details of the average length of time that evicted persons have their personal property stored by the local authority over the past twelve months?
10. Under what circumstances does the local authority protect the personal property of evicted persons?
11. Under what circumstances do the local authority dispose of the personal property of evicted persons?
12. Under what legal basis does the local authority dispose of the personal property of evicted persons?
13. Please detail when the local authority started disposing of evicted persons personal property seven days after eviction?
14. Please disclose any policy documents or guidance issued to housing officers regarding disposing of personal property left behind by ex-Council tenants in Council property?
15. Please disclose any policy regarding evictions?
16. Please provide copies of any Equality Impact Assessments which were carried out when formulating the policies in 14 and 15.
16. Please detail over the past three years, the number of complaints that have been made by evicted persons because of the Council’s disposal of their personal property?

Yours faithfully,

Jonathan Boyle

Information Compliance, Manchester City Council

Dear Mr Boyle
Re: Request for Information - Reference No: STR/BGQE42
Thank you for your request for information received by Manchester City
Council on 7 October 2019.
Please note that it may take up to 20 working days (4 November 2019) for
the Council to consider your request and to provide a formal response.   
If this timescale needs to be extended to consider an exemption you will
be notified and kept informed. 
If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact me. 
Yours sincerely
Cieran Cassidy
Democratic Services
PO Box 532
Town Hall
Manchester
M60 2LA
Email:  [1][MCC request email]
Website:  [2]www.manchester.gov.uk

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Andrew Cullinan, Manchester City Council

1 Atodiad

FAO Jonathan Boyle
Dear Mr Boyle,
Thank you for your request for information, the response to which is being
prepared. However, in order for us to provide a full response please could
you clarify two points, namely:
When referring to 'local authority property' does this mean residential
rather than commercial property?
Are questions 2 and 3 connected to question 1 (i.e. are they sub-sets of
question 1) or do they refer to total numbers across tenure?

Many thanks.
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Dear Mr Cullinan,

Thank you for your message.

It does mean residential property rather than commercial property.

What I meant with questions 2 and 3 were that they were sub-sets of question 1.

Yours sincerely,

Jonathan Boyle

Andrew Cullinan, Manchester City Council

Thank you for clarifying; we can now progress with the request.

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Housing Customer Services, Manchester City Council

Dear Mr Boyle,
Thank you for your Freedom of Information request, received by our
department on 07th October. Unfortunately, we do not yet have all the
information necessary to provide you with a comprehensive response. We
plan to have this response to you as soon as we receive the outstanding
data. 
Please accept our sincere apologies for this delay. 

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Housing Customer Services, Manchester City Council

5 Atodiad

Dear Mr Boyle

 

Request for Information – Reference STR/BGQE42

 

Thank you for your request for information, which was received by
Manchester City Council on 07 October and considered under the provisions
of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (“the 2000 Act”). Please accept our
apologies for the delay in providing a response. .

 

You asked:

1.    Over the past twelve months, how many people have been evicted from
local authority property?

2.    Over the past twelve months, how many evicted people have been
licensees?

3.    Over the past twelve months, how many evicted people have been
tenants?

4.    Over the past twelve months, how many evicted tenants have had their
personal property disposed of by the local authority?

5.    Over the past twelve months, how many evicted tenants have had their
personal property stored by the local authority?

6.    Over the past twelve months, how many evicted ex-licensees have had
their personal property stored by the local authority?

7.    Over the past twelve months, how many evicted ex-Council licensees
have had their personal property stored by the local authority?

8.    Please provide details of the average cost of storing an evicted
person’s personal property.

9.    Please provide details of the average length of time that evicted
persons have their personal property stored by the local authority over
the past 12 months.

10.  Under what circumstances does the local authority protect the
personal property of evicted persons?

11.  Under what circumstances do the local authority dispose of the
personal property of evicted persons?

12.  On what legal basis does the local authority dispose of the personal
property of evicted persons?

13.  Please detail when the local authority started disposing of evicted
person’s personal property seven days after eviction.

14.  Please disclose any policy documents or guidance issued to housing
officers regarding disposing of personal property left behind by
ex-Council tenants in Council property.

15.  Please disclose any policy regarding evictions.

16.  Please provide copies of any Equality Impact Assessments which were
carried out when formulating the policies in 14 and 15.

17.  Please detail over the past three years the number of complaints that
have been made by evicted persons because of the Council’s disposal of
their personal property.

 

Our Response:

Please note also that we are still waiting on information from one of our
managing agents; once we have this information we will pass it on to you
immediately to be added to the figures below.

1.    60

2.    Zero

3.    59

4.    28

5.    30

6.    Zero

7.    Zero

8.    £554.95

9.    Seven days

10.  Housing associations each have different policies relating to the
storage of personal property, which ranges from 28 days and six months.

11. Evicted persons’ property is disposed of if the tenant requests so,
or between 28 days and six months after eviction if no contact has been
made by the evicted person and there is no forwarding address to them.
Evicted persons’ property may also be disposed of if it is in too poor a
condition to be kept in storage.

12. Section 41 of Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions Act 1982,
and Torts (Interference with Goods) Act 1977

13. 01 April 2003; however, managing agents do not dispose of personal
property without the express consent of the tenant.

14.  See attached documents (x5)

    

 15. As per 14. above

16. No Equality Impact Assessments were completed at the time the policy
was created. Any future reviews of the policy will be subject to managing
agents’ own EIA.

17. Zero

 

 

Please note if you are not satisfied with this response you may ask for an
internal review. If you wish an internal review to be undertaken you
should contact the Democratic Services Legal Team, whose address is, PO
Box 532, Town Hall, Manchester, M60 2LA,
email: [1][MCC request email] in the first instance. 

A copy of the Council’s access to information complaints procedure can be
downloaded from 

[2]http://www.manchester.gov.uk/downloads/d...

If you do not have internet access and require a paper copy, please let me
know.

 

If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review process,
you have the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a
decision.

 

The Information Commissioner can be contacted at:

 

Information Commissioner's Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

Tel: 01625 545700

Fax: 01625 524510

[3]www.informationcommissioner.gov.uk

 

If you have any queries about this letter please contact me. Please
remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

 

Yours sincerely

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Nid ydym yn gwybod a yw'r ymateb mwyaf diweddar i'r cais hwn yn cynnwys gwybodaeth neuai peidio - os chi ywJonathan Boyle mewngofnodwch a gadael i bawb wybod.