Midlands VRTB Pilot

keith lisle made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities

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Dear Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government,

1. Up to 10/08/2019, how many applications have been registered
on the Homes England's IT system?

2. Is there a cut off for registering applicants as it's nearly 11 months into the pilot and lots of registered applicants have not even completed their house purchase.

3. Up to 10/08/2019, how many applications have had their application cancelled?

4. Up to 10/08/2019 how many property sales have completed and now owned by
the tenant.

5. How is the pilot being monitored? and who in charge of the pilot?

6. Will there be second offer for the unsuccessful tenants from the first Midlands
VRTB pilot ballot?".

Yours faithfully,

keith lisle

Despatch Box, Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities

                            
Our reference: 4386446             Information request

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Dear Mr Lisle
 
Freedom of Information Act 2000
 
Thank you for contacting us on 10 August 2019 about a freedom of
information request.
 
I am dealing with your request under the Freedom of Information Act
2000 and aim to send you a response by 10 September 2019.
 
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Yours faithfully
 
 
FOI Team
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Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government
 
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Dear Mr Lisle
 
Freedom of Information Act 2000
 
Thank you for your request for information concerning  the Midlands VRTB
Pilot which we received on 12 August 2019.
 
We are handling it under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
 
We do hold this information, but unfortunately I will not be able to give
you a response within the normal 20 working days. I need additional time
to give extra consideration to the public interest in releasing it.
 
The Freedom of Information Act 2000 allows this when one or more qualified
exemptions apply to the information. In this case the exemption I am
considering is section 35(1)(a) which relates to the formulation or
development of government policy.
 
I estimate that it will take an additional 20 working days to take a
decision on where the balance of the public interest lies. Therefore, I
will respond to you by 8 October 2019.
 
Complaints procedure
 
If you are unhappy with this response, we will review it and report back
to you. (This is called an internal review.) If you want us to do this,
let us know by return email within two months of receiving this response.
You can also ask by letter addressed to:
 
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
Knowledge and Information Access Team
1st Floor NW, Fry Building
2 Marsham Street
London, SW1P 4DF
 
If you are unhappy with the outcome of this internal review, you can ask
the independent Information Commissioner to investigate. The Information
Commissioner can be contacted at email address [1][email address] or
use their online form at [2]ico.org.uk/concerns or call them on 0303 123
1113.
 
 
Yours sincerely,
 
Knowledge and Information Access Team
 
 
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Dear Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government's handling of my FOI request 'Midlands VRTB Pilot'.

I have made the same request on a number of dates to gain for myself on how the pilot is working and been given the answers to my requests so why are you now saying you cannot answer my request? From my previous requests I see the Midlands pilot is not working and reports online say the same, is this now why you are denying my requests? Are I have said before the right to buy was a conservative manefesto promise and not a number of pilots which do not work. Everyone should have the right to buy and get answers to their questions. Especially now the midlands right to buy website has gone.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/m...

Yours faithfully,

keith lisle

Despatch Box, Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities

Dear Mr Lisle,
 
An Internal Review is a procedure for reviewing the original response
issued in a case.
 
In this instance, as the Department has not completed its deliberations
regarding this request, we are unable to undertake an Internal Review at
this time.  Once you have received our response regarding this matter you
will then be able to request an Internal Review from us.
 
Public authorities may exceed the 20 working day deadline if the
information requested falls within the scope of a qualified exemption and
additional time is required to consider the public interest test. This is
set out in Section 10(3) of the Act, which is set out below. This is
normally described as a public interest test extension. 
 
Section 10 - Time for compliance with request.

(3) If, and to the extent that'

(a) section 1(1)(a) would not apply if the condition in section 2(1)(b)
were satisfied, or

(b) section 1(1)(b) would not apply if the condition in section 2(2)(b)
were satisfied,

the public authority need not comply with section 1(1)(a) or (b) until
such time as is reasonable in the circumstances; but this subsection does
not affect the time by which any notice under section 17(1) must be given.
ICO Guidance is also available relating to this provision, please see the
link below (para 59) for your information:
 
[1]https://ico.org.uk/media/for-organisatio...
 
Yours sincerely
 
 
MHCLG FOIA Team 

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Despatch Box, Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities

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Our reference: 4386446             Information request

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Dear Mr Lisle
 
Thank you for your request for information received on 12 August 2019.
 
I have attached our formal response to your request, and the information
you asked for.
 
Knowledge and Information Access Team
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
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