Enforcement of standards in private rented sector

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Dear Plymouth City Council,

Please provide the following information for the financial year 2020-21:
1. How many service requests did the council receive that related to conditions in private rented homes?
2. How many inspections of private rented homes did the council carry out a) in response to service requests and b) as part of licensing enforcement?
3. In how many private rented homes did the council find Category 1 Hazards during inspections?
4. How many a) Improvement Notices b) Prohibition Orders and c) Emergency Remedial Action Notices did the council issue in relation to private rented homes?
5. How many successful prosecutions of private landlords or agents for offences relating to rented housing did the council carry out?
6. How many a) notices of intent and b) final notices relating to civil penalties for housing offences did the council impose?
7. How many Rent Repayment Orders did the council a) successfully apply for and b) assist an occupier to apply for?
8. How many allegations did the council record of offences under the Protection from Eviction Act 1977?
9. How many enforcement notices did the council serve relating to Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards?
10. How many prosecutions did the council pursue for offences relating to a) mandatory licensing of HMOs and b) discretionary licensing of houses?

Yours faithfully,

Dan Wilson Craw

FOI People, Plymouth City Council

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Dear Dan

 

FOI Reference: 936187

 

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OFFICIAL

 

Dear Dan

 

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 936187

Enforcement of standards in the private rented sector

 

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Matthew Garrett
Service Director (Community Connections)

Community Connections
Plymouth City Council
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Plymouth
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