Dear Bromley 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

BromleyCorporateCustomerServices,

1 Atodiad

Dear Ms Wyatt

We would advise you that we have forwarded your email to our Freedom of
Information Department for a response.

Yours Sincerely
Sylvia
Customer Service Advisor 
Customer Service Centre
Phone: 020 8464 3333
Web: [1]www.bromley.gov.uk
Please be aware issues can also be reported online using the following
link [2]http://www.bromley.gov.uk/report
Help us to improve our service:  www.bromley.gov.uk/HowDidWeDo

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Dear BromleyCorporateCustomerServices,

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

BromleyCorporateCustomerServices,

1 Atodiad

Dear Ms. Wyatt

Thank you for your follow up email.

I have escalated your request to our FOI team as urgent asking them to
respond to you direct.

Please accept our apology for the delay.

Regards

Florence
Customer Service Advisor 
Customer Service Centre
Tel: 020 8464 3333
[1]www.bromley.gov.uk

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Dear BromleyCorporateCustomerServices,

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

Yours sincerely,

Elizabeth Wyatt

Adult Social Care FOI enquiries, Bromley Borough Council

Dear Ms Wyatt
 
FOI 12319 Wyatt – Freedom of Information Request

Subject:  Private Sector Discharges

 

Thank you for your email which was forwarded to me yesterday afternoon by
Bromley’s Corporate Customer Services team.
 
I have conducted a search on LBB’s FOI database (using your contact
details) but cannot find any trace of it having been received/logged by
Bromley’s Education, Care & Health department who would deal with this
topic of enquiry.

 
Unfortunately, I cannot explain why this has occurred and offer our
sincere apologies for the delay in you receiving your response.

 
Your request has now been logged onto our system and passed on to the most
appropriate officer for review and feedback.  Please include the FOI
Reference, shown above, on all future correspondence should you need to
contact us.

 
I will endeavour to send you a response as soon as possible; however, it
may require the 20 working days from receipt.
 
With kind regards

 

 

 

FOI Co-ordinator

Education, Care and Health Services

London Borough of Bromley

[1]www.bromley.gov.uk

 

 

 

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Adult Social Care FOI enquiries, Bromley Borough Council

 

Dear requester,

 

Further to your recent FOI enquiry, having completed my enquiries, please
see response(s) highlighted in blue below which have been provided by the
Group Manager, Housing Management & Acquisitions in Education, Care &
Health.

 

 

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FOI RESPONSE BELOW:

 

 

Our current practices that any discharges as PRSO are in partnership with
the landlord and client, and that the offers are made based upon
agreement, thus formal offers equalling acceptances. Whilst there will
have been more households being considered by the landlord as part of a
multi viewing approach they would not have been made an offer, I am unable
to provide this data as we only presently record the details of the
lettings. All offers are made in compliance with the legislation and
accompanying code of guidance and order on suitability working as stated
in the opening paragraph jointly with both the landlord and applicant.

 

 

                                              

                        1.         (a)        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.

 

Response:   32

 

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

 

Response:     

Borough PRSO
Barnet 1
Bromley 20
Carmathernshire 1
Croydon 3
Great Yarmouth 2
Greewich 0
Harlow 1
Highlands 1
Lewisham 3

 

 

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

 

Response:    32

 

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

 

Response:    32

 

2.         (a)        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).

 

Response:    13

 

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

 

Response:     

 

Borough Prevention
Bromley 10
Greewich 1
Lewisham 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

Response:  4   

 

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

 

Response:  4

 

 

Borough Discretionary
Bromley 3
Lewisham 1

 

 

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?

 

Response:             

All offers are made in compliance with the legislation and accompanying
code of guidance and order on suitability working as stated in the opening
paragraph jointly with both the landlord and applicant. (please refer to
opening paragraph).

 

 

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We trust this completes your FOI enquiry which has now been closed.

 

Thank you for your request.

 

Regards

 

 

FOI Co-ordinator

Education, Care and Health Services

London Borough of Bromley

[1]www.bromley.gov.uk

 

 

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