Dear Sir or Madam

Please can you provide me with the following information under the
Freedom Of Information Act 2000:-

(a) addresses and rateable values of empty / vacant properties (including
commercial properties) that are within Birmingham City Council area; and

(b) the names of the owners of those properties referred to in (a)

Yours faithfully

MR Hussain

Birmingham City Council

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Dear Mr Hussain,

I am writing in respect of your recent enquiry for information under the
provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000:

"Please can you provide me with the following information under the Freedom
Of Information Act 2000:-

(a) addresses and rateable values of empty / vacant properties (including
commercial properties) that are within Birmingham City Council area; and

(b) the names of the owners of those properties referred to in (a)."

Birmingham City Council considers that the addresses of vacant domestic
properties is exempt from disclosure under s.31(1)(a) of the Data
Protection Act 1998, which provides that information is exempt information
if its disclosure would, or would be likely to, prejudice the prevention or
detection of crime.

We can, however, supply details of non-domestic properties which I have
attached below. Only company names have been supplied; the names of
individuals have been deleted.

(See attached file: NDR voids FOI16823.xls)(See attached file: NDR empty
industrial FOI16823.xls)

If you are not satisfied with the response you may ask for an internal
review. If subsequently you are not satisfied with the Council’s decision
you may apply to the Information Commissioner for a decision. Generally,
the ICO cannot make a decision unless you have exhausted the complaints
procedure provided by the Council. The Information Commissioner can be
contacted at the following address:

The Information Commissioner
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF

Telephone: 01625 545745
Web Address: www.ico.gov.uk

Yours sincerely

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purposes without further reference to the City Council. If the re-use is
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Council in writing to seek approval or agree terms for re-use. Where
Birmingham City Council does not hold the copyright, it has indicated the
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