Empty Properties FOI Request

Chris made this Freedom of Information request to Chelmsford City Council

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Dear Sir or Madam (Chelmsford Borough Council),

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, I am writing to enquire about the empty residential properties in the Chelmsford Borough Catchment:

1- Addresses of all empty residential properties in Chelmsford (both privately owned and those owned by 'legal persons' (companies, estates etc.)

2- The name (and if possible the contact details) of the registered owner(s) of the property if they are owned by 'legal persons' as opposed to individuals (as I believe that due to Data Protection you are unable to disclose owners' details of individually owned properties).

Also, if I am interested in any of the properties listed, would there be someone that I could speak to about potentially purchasing one of these- whereby you may be able to get in touch with the owner, on my behalf, to find out if they are willing to sell?

Many thanks.

Yours faithfully,

Chris Evans

FOI Mailbox, Chelmsford City Council

CBC FOI REFERENCE NO. 1095

Dear Mr. Evans,

I acknowledge receipt of your Freedom of Information request of the
16th. November, 2010.

I have passed your request to our Financial Services for a reply in
respect of addresses of empty residential properties. It is the
Council's intention to respond to you fully on or before 14th. December,
2010. If we are not able to do so, I will write to you explaining why.

With regards to Question 2 - I confirm under the Data Protection Act
1998 this Council is unable to disclose owners' details of individually
owned properties.

Also there is no person at the Council to contact with regards to
potential purchase of any of the properties.

Yours faithfully
Mrs. L. Oliver
Legal Services FOI Officer
Corporate Services
Chelmsford Borough Council
T: (01245) 606435
www.chelmsford.gov.uk
Accredited with the IiP Gold Standard

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OLIVER, Lillie, Chelmsford City Council

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CBC FOI REFERENCE NO. 1095

Dear Mr. Evans,

With reference to your Freedom of Information request of the 16th.
November, 2010.

Please see attached spreadsheet covering the information you have
requested.

Yours faithfully
Mrs. L. Oliver
Legal Services FOI Officer
Corporate Services
Chelmsford Borough Council
T: (01245) 606435
www.chelmsford.gov.uk
Accredited with the IiP Gold Standard

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