Evictions and Out-of-Area Rehousing of Council Tenants affected by Welfare Reform

Sophie Lee made this Freedom of Information request to Mole Valley District Council

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Dear Mole Valley District Council,

I am seeking information about the potential impact of central government welfare reform policies on eviction rates and geographical displacement of households with council housing tenancies. My information request relates to three welfare reform policies:

- Under-Occupancy (also known as Removal of Spare Room Subsidy / Bedroom Tax)

- The Benefit Cap

- Universal Credit roll-out

I understand that under Section 16 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 there is a duty to assist and advise the requester. I would appreciate your advice if you think my request needs any clarification in order to get the information that I am looking for, or if it would exceed the cost limit in its present form.

1. Please provide an annual breakdown since April 2010 of the total number of unique council tenancies - including the total number of people recorded as living in them - that have been evicted due to the non-payment of rent arrears.

2. For each year of this annual breakdown since April 2013, please disclose how many of these evicted households - including the total number of people recorded as living in them - had at some point been affected by:

a. Under-occupancy

b. Under-occupancy and the Benefit Cap

c. Under-occupancy and the Benefit Cap and Universal Credit roll-out

3. How many of the evicted households affected by a, b, or c - including the total number of people recorded as living in them - went on to make a successful homelessness application to the local authority?

4. Of these successful homeless applications, please disclose how many households - including the total number of people recorded as living in them - were placed in temporary accommodation in a different local authority area and disclose the destination local authority area in each case.

Yours faithfully,

Sophie Lee

FOI - Freedom of Information, Mole Valley District Council

Dear Ms Lee

Thank you for your information request submitted under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Please be advised that your request is being dealt with and you will receive a response within 20 working days, which will be 20th February 2018.

Regards

Kate Butcher
Customer Care Officer
Freedom of Information Officer
Mole Valley District Council
01306 885001
www.molevalley.gov.uk

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FOI - Freedom of Information, Mole Valley District Council

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Dear Ms Lee

 

Thank you for your information request submitted under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000.

 

Please be advised that Mole Valley District Council undertook a housing
stock transfer in 2007 and no longer has social rented accommodation.  As
a stock transfer authority we cannot answer the questions as we don't have
any Council tenancies.

 

If you wish to direct your enquiry to the housing association, their
contact details are:

 

[1][email address]

 

0300 500 8000

 

Regards

 

Kate Butcher

Customer Care Officer

Freedom of Information Officer

Mole Valley District Council

01306 885001

[2]www.molevalley.gov.uk

 

[3]CSE Logo

 

 

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