Private sector discharges

Elizabeth Wyatt made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to

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Roedd y cais yn llwyddiannus.

Dear Barking and Dagenham Borough Council,

Could I please have the following information for the last year:

Question 1
1a) The number of households given a private rented sector offer to
discharge your full housing duty under Section 193 7AA-7AC of the 1996
Housing Act as amended by s.148 (5)-(7) Localism Act 2011.
1b) The number to 1a broken down for each local authority area into which
they were offered housing (eg. 5 to Luton).
1c) The number of households of 1a who actually took the private sector
offer.
1d) The number to 1c broken down for each local authority area into which
they accepted the offer of housing (eg. 3 to Luton).

Question 2
2a) The number of households for whom you had a homelessness duty to and
this was discharged through a private rented sector tenancy, but not
through a Section 193 7AA-7AC offer (therefore excluding the numbers in
1a).
2b) The number to 2a broken down for each local authority area into which
they were housed.

Question 3
3a) The number of households you have helped into private sector tenancies
for whom you have no homelessness duty under the Housing Act 1996.
3b) The number to 3a broken down for each local authority area into which
they were housed.

Question 4
If you make private rented sector offers to
discharge your full housing duty under Section 193 7AA-7AC of the 1996
Housing Act as amended by s.148 (5)-(7) Localism Act 2011, can I please have the guidance your housing officers follow when making these offers?

Yours faithfully,

Elizabeth Wyatt

London Borough of Barking and Dagenham,

Information request
Our reference: 2487833

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Dear Sir/Madam
 
Freedom of Information Act 2000
 
Thank you for your request for information that was received on 3 November
2016 concerning private rented sector offer to discharge your full housing
duty under Section 193 7AA-7AC of the 1996 Housing Act as amended by s.148
(5)-(7) Localism Act 2011.
 
We are dealing with your request under the Freedom of Information Act
2000 and we aim to send a response by 30 November 2016.
  
The Freedom of Information Act 2000 may restrict the release of some or
all of the information you have requested. We will carry out an assessment
and if any exemptions apply to some or all of the information then we
might not provide that information to you. We will inform you if this is
the case and advise you of your rights to request an internal review and
to complain to the Information Commissioner's Office.
 
We will also advise you if we cannot provide you with the information
requested for any other reason together with the reason(s) why and details
of how you may appeal (if appropriate).
 
Yours faithfully
 
 

The FoI Team

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Dear London Borough of Barking and Dagenham,

My request should have been responded to by law. Please can I have my FOI responded to and an explanation to why it has been delayed. If I do not recieve a response by the end of the week I will report this late response to the ICO.

Yours sincerely,

Elizabeth Wyatt

London Borough of Barking and Dagenham,

Dear Elizabeth Wyatt,

Request for information - ref: 2487833

Your request for information concerning private rented sector offer to
discharge the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham’s housing duty under
section 193 7AA-&AC of the 1996 Housing Act as amended by s.148 (5)-(7)
Localism Act 2011 is being considered.  I must apologies for the delay in
responding to your request. Unfortunately due to an administration error
your request was inadvertently missed.

I have spoken to the relevant department and they have assured me that
they are currently compiling the information, and the response will be
with you by no later than the 13^th December.  If for any reason I am not
in a position to respond by that date I will write to you again with a
further explanation.

If you are not satisfied with the way your request has been dealt with,
you can request a review by e-mailing [1][Barking and Dagenham Borough Council request email], or in writing to
the FOI Team, 2nd Floor Roycraft House, 15 Linton Road, Barking IG11
8HE.   

If you are still not satisfied following the review, you can complain to
the Information Commissioner, details of which can be found at:
[2]http://www.ico.gov.uk/complaints/handlin...

Yours sincerely

The FoI Team 

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Dear London Borough of Barking and Dagenham,

My request should have been responded to by law. Please can I have my FOI
responded to and an explanation to why it has been delayed. If I do not
recieve a response by the end of the week I will report this late response
to the ICO.

Yours sincerely,

Elizabeth Wyatt

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Dear London Borough of Barking and Dagenham,

Thanks ffor letting me know and I look forward to the response.

Yours sincerely,

Elizabeth Wyatt

London Borough of Barking and Dagenham,

Dear  Elizabeth Wyatt, 

 

Thank you for your patience in regards to the delays in responding to your
recent request for information. Your request for information has now been
considered. The London Borough of Barking and Dagenham has not
placed/discharged its housing duty under S193 by giving households a
private rented sector offer.

 

1a) The number of households given a private rented sector offer to
discharge your full housing duty under Section 193 7AA-7AC of the 1996
Housing Act as amended by s.148 (5)-(7) Localism Act 2011.

The number of households given a private rented sector offer to discharge
the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham duty under S193 is Zero.

 

1b) The number to 1a broken down for each local authority area into which
they were offered housing (eg. 5 to Luton).

N/A

 

1c) The number of households of 1a who actually took the private sector
offer.

N/A

 

1d) The number to 1c broken down for each local authority area into which 
they accepted the offer of housing (eg. 3 to Luton).

N/A

 

2a) The number of households for whom you had a homelessness duty to and
this was discharged through a private rented sector tenancy, but not
through a Section 193 7AA-7AC offer (therefore excluding the numbers in
1a).

The number of households where a homelessness duty was proven and this
duty was discharged through a private rented sector tenancy was zero.

 

2b) The number to 2a broken down for each local authority area into which
they were housed.

N/A

 

3a) The number of households you have helped into private sector tenancies
for whom you have no homelessness duty under the Housing Act 1996.

The number of households that the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham
has helped into private sector tenancies, where there is no homelessness
duty is zero.

 

3b) The number to 3a broken down for each local authority area into which
they were housed.

N/A

 

If you make private rented sector offers to discharge your full housing
duty under Section 193 7AA-7AC of the 1996 Housing Act as amended by s.148
(5)-(7) Localism Act 2011, can I please have the guidance your housing
officers follow when making these offers?

The London Borough Barking and Dagenham use legislation for guidance on
suitability and affordability.

 

 

 

If you need any more information, or if we can be of any further help,
please contact us.

 

If you are not satisfied with the way your request has been dealt with,
you can request a review within 40 days of our response to you,  by
e-mailing [1][Barking and Dagenham Borough Council request email], or in writing to the FOI Team, Room 218
Barking Town Hall, Barking, IG11 7LU.  

 Regards
The FOI Team

 

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