Private sector discharges

Elizabeth Wyatt made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to

This request has been closed to new correspondence from the public body. Contact us if you think it ought be re-opened.

Roedd y cais yn rhannol lwyddiannus.

Dear Croydon 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

Freedom of Information,

 

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Croydon Council

 

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From 1 October 2015, it is a legal requirement for all privately rented
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Freedom Of Information,

Dear Ms Wyatt,

 

Freedom of Information request

 

Thank you for your e-mail in which you have requested information
regarding private housing.

 

Could you please clarify in greater detail exactly the information you are
requesting. Specifically, in order to reply to this enquiry, we would
require the dates for which the information is requested to be specified
since homeless prevention service has been in place since 2005 and has
been operated by a different service since 2014. It is therefore
important that we know which period is therefore required.

 

Kindly be informed that the time for processing your request stops until
we hear from you.  Please quote the above reference in your correspondence
with us. In some circumstances a fee may be payable and if that is the
case, either myself or a colleague will let you know the likely charges
before proceeding.

 

If we do not hear from you within the next 20 working days we will close
your request.

 

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

 

 

Yours sincerely, 

 

 

Lynda Fay

Information coordinator

Croydon Council.

 

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Dear Freedom Of Information,

You have asked me to clarify the time period I would like the information requested for. I would like the information for the last year (either last 12 months or last financial year, which ever suits you better), as was stated at the top of the FOI.

Yours sincerely,

Elizabeth Wyatt

Freedom of Information,

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Dear Ms Wyatt

 

Freedom of Information Request

Please see attached the council's response to your Freedom of Information
request.

Yours sincerely

 

Lynda Fay

FOI Coordinator

Croydon Council

 

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new free My Croydon app for a faster, smarter and better way to report
local issues www.croydon.gov.uk/app

From 1 October 2015, it is a legal requirement for all privately rented
properties in Croydon to be licensed. Landlords without a licence could
face fines of up to £20,000. For more information and to apply for a
licence visit www.croydon.gov.uk/betterplacetorent

Please use this web site address to view the council's e-mail disclaimer -
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