Crime and anti-social behaviour statistics for Houses of Multiple Occupation in Dover

G.R.Margery made this Freedom of Information request to Dover District Council

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Dear Dover District Council,
In connection with Houses of Multiple Occupancy (HMOs) in all Dover wards, please provide summary statistics of the number of following. This to be done from the list of HMOs on the current register
a) Inspections of HMOs
b) anti-social behaviour reports associated with HMOs
c) Revocation of HMO licenses
d) communications with the police regarding HMOs

Yours faithfully,
Graham Margery
The Dover Society

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Dear Mr Margery

 

Thank you for your request for information about Crime and Anti-Social
Behaviour at Registered HMOs.   Your request was received on 15 August
2019 and we are dealing with it under the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 or Environmental Information Regulations 2004, as
appropriate. We will endeavour to respond within 20 working days and if we
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Regards

 

Kerry

 

 

Kerry Scott
Corporate Services Officer
Dover District Council
Council Offices, White Cliffs
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Dear Mr Margery

 

I am writing in respect of your enquiry for information held by this
Authority received on 15 August 2019 and to confirm that we have completed
the search for the information that you requested.  The information you
have sought is set out below.

 

a)      Inspections of HMOs

Not all visits to HMOs recorded and therefore the Council does not hold
this information.  On average 15 HMOs are visited each year and the
officers visiting have recorded no complaints of anti-social behaviour
against from the premises.

 

b)      anti-social behaviour reports associated with HMOs

As ASB is recorded against a complainant, rather than via housing
type/tenure, the Council does not hold this information

 

c)      Revocation of HMO licenses

HMO licences are only revoked when there is a change of ownership

 

d)      communications with the police regarding HMOs

There has been communication with the Police regarding only one property
that was a licensed HMO

 

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procedure provided by the Council.   The Information Commissioner can be
contacted at: The Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water
Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF.

 

Regards

 

Kerry

 

 

Kerry Scott
Corporate Services Officer
Dover District Council
Council Offices, White Cliffs
Business Park, Whitfield, Dover
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 Tel: 01304 872312
Fax: 01304 872300
Email:
[2][email address]
Web:  [3]http://dover.gov.uk
 
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Dover District Council is a data controller under GDPR, your attention is
drawn to our [5]Corporate Privacy Notice. This explains how we will use
and share your personal information and protect your privacy and rights.

 

 

 

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