Dear West Lancashire District Council,
"I searched on your website and couldn't find a copy of your 2018 HMO Licence Register as prescribed under the Housing Act 2004 s.232 (1) and the information that is required to be maintained within the register is described in the The Licensing and Management of Houses in Multiple occupation and Other Houses (Miscellaneous Provisions) (England) Regulations 2006.
The latter is extracted here for convenience:
Registers of Licences
11.—(1) The following particulars are prescribed for each entry in a register established and maintained under section 232(1)(a) of the Actin respect of a licence granted under Part 2 (HMOs) or 3 (selective licensing) of the Act which is in force—
(a) HMO Property Address
(b) HMO Licence Holder(s) Full Name
(c) HMO Licence Holders Correspondence Address
(d) HMO Managers Name
(e) HMO Managers Address
(f) A short description of the licensed HMO or house;
(g) A summary of the conditions of the licence;
(h) Date of Licence Commencement
(I) Date of Licence Expiry
(j) Duration of Licence
(k) Licence Number
(l) Number of Households
(m) Maximum Number of Occupants
(n) Number of Units/Bedrooms
(o) Number of Self Contained Units
(p) Number of Non Self Contained Units
(q) Number of Storeys
(r) Number of Kitchens
(s) Number of Reception
(t) Number of Bathrooms
(u) Number of Separate WCs
A reply using Excel format would be very helpful.
Thanks very much in advance."
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Dear Mr Wallace
Freedom of Information Act 2000 – Request for Information.
Further to your request for information from the Council, please find the link to the relevant page on the Council's website which refers to houses in multiple occupation. Here you will find a link to the register of licensed houses.
I trust this is helpful. If however, you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have the right to ask for an internal review. Internal review requests should be submitted within two months of the date of receipt of the response to your original letter and should be addressed to: Jacqui Sinnott-Lacey, Director Housing & Inclusion, Elson House, 49-51 Westgate, Sandy Lane Centre, Skelmersdale, West Lancashire, WN8 8LP.
Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.
If you are not content with the outcome of an internal review, 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.
Peter Morrison BSc CIHCM
Service Improvement & Special Projects Manager
West Lancashire Borough Council
Tele: 01695 585237
West Lancashire Borough Council
Elson House, 49-51 Westgate
Sandy Lane Centre, Skelmersdale,
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