Dear Leicester City Council,

I am a postgraduate university student currently comparing how local authorities deal with empty homes. Could you answer the following queries to be included as part of a comparative analysis for my thesis.

Number of empty properties bought back into occupation in 2017/18 through the following means:

a) Compulsory Purchase Order (and typical costs and timescales to involved)?
b) Empty Dwelling Management Order (Housing Act 2004 s134 and any issues with Residential Property Tribunals)?
c) Enforced Sale (Law of Property Act 1925 s103)?
d) Informal action (e.g. visits/telephone conversations and letters – how many?)
e) Other means : please could you indicate what these are?
f) Cost of service and how funded?
g) Staff costs/number of staff?
h) Total number of properties brought back into use?

Yours faithfully,

Jeff Diamond

info-requests, Leicester City Council

Website:                       [1]        

E-mail:                           [2][Leicester City Council request email]   

Our Ref:                         FOI 17577

Date:                              23^rd January 2019


Jeff Diamond

[3][FOI #546804 email]        


Dear Mr Diamond,




Thank you for your email of 23^rd January 2019 requesting information
about empty homes.


Your request is being dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 and will be answered within twenty working days. 


If you have any queries about this request do not hesitate to contact me.
Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future


Yours sincerely,


Information Governance & Risk Team

Leicester City Council



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Dear Mr Diamond


Please find attached Leicester City Council’s response to your recent
Freedom of Information Act request.




Pravina Chandarana

Information Governance & Risk

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