Vacant Properties for Rating Purposes

Thomas Harrison made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Cheshire West and Chester Council

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

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Dear Cheshire West & Chester Council,

Under the Freedom of Information Act, I would be grateful if you could provide a list of all properties (not just properties owned by the council) across the borough which are currently classed as vacant for rating purposes, which have an RV greater than £2600.

Where possible, please provide details of ownership of said properties, the date the properties were last occupied, the classification ie Industrial, Retail, Office etc, the RV of each property and the BA Ref Number.

Please provide this information in Excel spreadsheet format."

Yours faithfully,

Thomas Harrison

FOI West, Cheshire West and Chester Council

Dear Mr Harrison

Thank you for your email. It will be treated as a request within the meaning of the Act: this means that we will send you a full response within 20 working days, either supplying you with the information which you want, or explaining to you why we cannot supply it. If we need any further clarification or there is any problem we will be in touch.

In the meantime if you wish to discuss this further please contact me. It would be helpful if you could quote the log number 401311.

Yours sincerely

Mrs Caroline Timms
FOI Unit - Solutions Team
Cheshire West and Chester Council

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CARHART, Simon, Cheshire West and Chester Council

FAO Thomas Harrison

In this request you have asked for details of ownership of empty
properties. In not all cases will the owner's details be readily
available. The person liable for empty rates will be the owner OR
leaseholder in almost all cases. Determining in each case if the ratepayer
is liable in their capacity as owner or tenant would have to be done
manually and could make the cost of answering this request prohibitive.

Please advise if providing the names of owners OR leaseholders will be
acceptable ( not personal details )

Simon Carhart
Senior Local Taxation Officer
Cheshire West and Chester Council
Tel: 0151 356 6443
Email: [email address]
Location: 1st Floor, Council Offices, 4 Civic Way, Ellesmere Port
Visit: cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk

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Dear CARHART, Simon,

Providing the names of owners or leaseholders will be
acceptable.

Yours sincerely,

Thomas Harrison

FOI West, Cheshire West and Chester Council

1 Atodiad

Dear Mr Harrison

Thank you for your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Attached is the data requested regarding unoccupied properties with
Rateable Values greater than £2,600.  Please note that, to comply with
the Data Protection Act, details of individual ratepayers have been
excluded.

Yours sincerely

Miriam Wallace

FOI Unit – Solutions Team
Cheshire West and Chester Council

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