Prosecutions of ‘rogue landlords’ between January 2015 and July 2022
Dear FOI Team,
I write under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act to request data relating to the number of ‘rogue landlords’ successful prosecuted between January 2015 and July 2022.
In the context of this request, the term ‘rogue landlord’ is defined as a landlord who ‘knowingly flouts their obligations by renting our unsafe and substandard accommodation to tenants, many of whom may be vulnerable.'
As part of this, I would like the information broken down into the following:
i) The number of rogue landlords not complying with safety regulations identified by this authority between January 2016 and July 2022;
ii) Of this amount, the number of rogue landlords not complying with safety regulations that were successfully prosecuted during the requested time frame;
iii) Of the total amount, the number of rogue landlords not complying with safety regulations that were unsuccessfully prosecuted during the requested time frame;
iv) Of the total amount, how many rogue landlords not complying with safety regulations that have been punished via other means, e.g. fines.
Please present the information in Excel format.
Dear Oliver Murphy
Thank you for your request for information.
The information you have requested is not held by Staffordshire County Council as it does not relate to a County Council function.
I therefore recommend that you send your request to the local borough and district council(s) and/or Stoke on Trent City Council - https://www.staffordshire.gov.uk/Contact...
A summary of information that the county council does and does not hold is available on our website - www.staffordshire.gov.uk/Councilinformat...
If you have any comments relating to how your request has been handled by our authority you should contact us in the first instance. Send your comment or complaint to:
Access to Information Manager, Access to Information Team, Staffordshire County Council, 1 Staffordshire Place, Stafford ST16 2DH or email [Staffordshire County Council request email]
If you then have any further comments relating to how your request has been handled by our authority, please contact the Information Commissioner, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF or submit an online complaint - https://ico.org.uk/make-a-complaint/
Denise McNally-Cyples │Business Support Assistant
Access to Information Team – Corporate Services
1 Staffordshire Place
Tipping Street Stafford ST16 2DH
Email: [Staffordshire County Council request email]
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