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Dear Barnet Borough Council,

For every property sold by Barnet Council for a sum of £20,000 or less, in the past 10 years, I would like to know:

1. Year of sale (exact date if available)
2. Address of property
3. How much the property was sold for
4. Nature of proprietary interest (freehold, leasehold, license)
5. In the case of properties sold for £1 or £0, please provide a brief explanation as to why the property was essentially given away.
6. Identity of buyer
7. Method of sale (auction, private tender, etc)

If the above request would exceed the appropriate cost limit, please re-frame it to only encompass the past 5 years, or less, as necessary.

Yours faithfully,

Antony Steig
Peoples Information Center

Freedom of Information Act, Barnet Borough Council

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Dear Mr Steig
 
Freedom of Information Act 2000
Thank you for your request for information that was received on 5 June
2017 

  

We will deal with your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000

 

Under the Act we must respond promptly and in any event within 20 working
days from the date we received your request.  We will respond to you by 3
July 2017

 

Please note the Act defines a limited set of exemptions from the right to
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Yours sincerely
 
 
Sarah Laws
Information Management Officer
Information Management Team
London Borough of Barnet, North London Business Park, Oakleigh Road South,
London N11 1NP
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Sarah Laws,

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Dear Mr Steig
 
Thank you for your request for information received on 5 June 2017.
 
Please find attached our response to your request.

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Yours sincerely
 
 
Sarah Laws
Information Management Officer
Information Management Team
London Borough of Barnet, North London Business Park, Oakleigh Road South,
London N11 1NP
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Dear Sarah Laws,

Please could you then limit the request to 2012-present. This is what I asked for in my request. I asked that you limit the request to the last 5 years if necessary. Of course, re-framing this as a new request, which is what you have decided to do, will provide you with an extra 20 working days.

Your suggestion that this would not have been possible under the Act does not refer to any specific provision in statute or case law, would you be able to please supply this?

Yours sincerely,

Antony Steig
Peoples Information Center

Sarah Laws,

Dear Sir,
Thank you for your email.
 
Your original request was defined by what the council could provide under
the section 12 costs limit - it asked the council to limit the request
temporally if required by the costs limit.  This effectively made the
request invalid under section 8(1)(c) of the Act which requires that a
request 'describes the information requested'.  The ICO guidance explains
that where a request asks for information up to what can be provided under
the limit this is not a valid request.
 
We could have informed you the request was not valid and suggested you
submit a fresh request with some guidance on the time period to specify. 
Refusing and providing the guidance have given the same effective outcome
in that you have submitted a new request.  Even if we had asked for
clarification this would not have affected the date for response- once a
clarification is received the 20 working days starts from date of
clarification.  The clock is restarted from zero, it does not pause and
restart whilst clarification is sought.
 
Therefore we will log this as a new request and you will receive a
response from us in due course.
 
yours sincerely
 
Sarah Laws

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Dear Sarah Laws,

Please could you then limit the request to 2012-present. This is what I
asked for in my request. I asked that you limit the request to the last 5
years if necessary. Of course, re-framing this as a new request, which is
what you have decided to do, will provide you with an extra 20 working
days.

Your suggestion that this would not have been possible under the Act does
not refer to any specific provision in statute or case law, would you be
able to please supply this?

Yours sincerely,

Antony Steig
Peoples Information Center

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Sarah Laws,

 
Information request
Our reference: 3710796

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Dear Mr Steig
 
Freedom of Information Act 2000
Thank you for your request for information that was received on 14 June
2017 

  

We will deal with your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000

 

Under the Act we must respond promptly and in any event within 20 working
days from the date we received your request.  We will respond to you by 13
July 2017

 

Please note the Act defines a limited set of exemptions from the right to
know.  If we decide not to release any information we shall explain why,
which exemption we are relying on and how you can appeal.

Please note: If you receive a request from us for clarification of your
request please respond to it by the date given.  We will not be able to
process your request if you do not provide the clarification asked for.

 

Yours sincerely
 
 
Sarah Laws
Information Management Officer
Information Management Team
London Borough of Barnet, North London Business Park, Oakleigh Road South,
London N11 1NP
Barnet Online: [1]www.barnet.gov.uk
All our [2]Information Management Policies  are on the internet. 
 

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Richard Carter,

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Information request
Our reference: 3710796

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Dear Mr Steig
 
Thank you for your request for information received on 14 June 2017.
 
Please find attached our response to your request.

If you reply to this email please do not amend the subject line or your
email will not go into the case and there will be a delay in it being
received by us.

 
Yours sincerely
 
 
Richard Carter
Information Management Officer
Commissioning Group
London Borough of Barnet, North London Business Park, Oakleigh Road South,
London N11 1NP
Barnet Online: [1]www.barnet.gov.uk
All our [2]Information Management Policies  are on the internet. 
 

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Richard Carter,

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Information request
Our reference: 3710796

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Dear Mr Steig
 
Freedom of Information Act 2000
 
Please find updated information provided by Property Services in response
to your request.
 
Yours sincerely
 
 
Richard Carter
Information Management Officer
Commissioning Group
London Borough of Barnet, North London Business Park, Oakleigh Road South,
London N11 1NP
Barnet Online: [1]www.barnet.gov.uk
All our [2]Information Management Policies  are on the internet. 
 

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Cory Sunderland,

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Information request
Our reference: 3884697

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Dear Mr Steig
 
Thank you for your request for information received on 8 September 2017.
 
Please find attached our response to your request.

If you reply to this email please do not amend the subject line or your
email will not go into the case and there will be a delay in it being
received by us.

 
Yours sincerely
 
 
Cory Sunderland
London Borough of Barnet, North London Business Park, Oakleigh Road South,
London N11 1NP
Barnet Online: [1]www.barnet.gov.uk
All our [2]Information Management Policies  are on the internet. 
 

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