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Dear Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council,

1. Over the past twelve months, how many people have been evicted from local authority property?
2. Over the past twelve months, how many evicted people have been licensees?
3. Over the past twelve months, how many evicted people have been tenants?
4. Over the past twelve months, how many evicted tenants have had their personal property disposed of by the local authority?
5. Over the past twelve months, how many evicted tenants have had their personal property stored by the local authority?
6. Over the past twelve months how many evicted ex-licensees have had their personal property stored by the local authority?
7. Over the past twelve months how many evicted ex-Council licensees have had their personal property stored by the local authority?
8. Please provide details of the average cost of storing an evicted persons personal property?
9. Please provide details of the average length of time that evicted persons have their personal property stored by the local authority over the past twelve months?
10. Under what circumstances does the local authority protect the personal property of evicted persons?
11. Under what circumstances do the local authority dispose of the personal property of evicted persons?
12. Under what legal basis does the local authority dispose of the personal property of evicted persons?
13. Please detail when the local authority started disposing of evicted persons personal property seven days after eviction?
14. Please disclose any policy documents or guidance issued to housing officers regarding disposing of personal property left behind by ex-Council tenants in Council property?
15. Please disclose any policy regarding evictions?
16. Please provide copies of any Equality Impact Assessments which were carried out when formulating the policies in 14 and 15.
17. Please detail over the past three years, the number of complaints that have been made by evicted persons because of the Council’s disposal of their personal property?

Yours faithfully,

Jonathan Boyle

Yours faithfully,

Jonathan Boyle

Dalton, Chelsea, Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council

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Yours sincerely,

 

Chelsea Dalton

Information Management Officer

Business Management - ICT

Treasury Building

Argyle Street

Birkenhead

Wirral

CH41 1AH

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Dear Ms Dalton,

My request does relate to Council tenant's and tenant's of any Arms Length Management Organisation (ALMO) which comes from Wirral MBC.

Yours sincerely,

Jonathan Boyle

InfoMgr, FinDMT, Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Mr Boyle

 

We write in response to your recent Freedom of Information request
regarding evictions and personal property.  Please see Wirral Council's
response to your enquiry embedded within your original request below.

 

 

1. Over the past twelve months, how many people have been evicted from
local authority property? - One person

 

2. Over the past twelve months, how many evicted people have been
licensees? - None

 

3. Over the past twelve months, how many evicted people have been tenants?
- One person

 

4. Over the past twelve months, how many evicted tenants have had their
personal property disposed of by the local authority? - None

 

5. Over the past twelve months, how many evicted tenants have had their
personal property stored by the local authority? - None

 

6. Over the past twelve months how many evicted ex-licensees have had
their personal property stored by the local authority? - None

 

7. Over the past twelve months how many evicted ex-Council licensees have
had their personal property stored by the local authority? - None

 

8. Please provide details of the average cost of storing an evicted
persons personal property? - Wirral Council has not had to store any
personal property.

 

9. Please provide details of the average length of time that evicted
persons have their personal property stored by the local authority over
the past twelve months?  - Please see the response to Q8 above.

 

10. Under what circumstances does the local authority protect the personal
property of evicted persons? - Wirral Council has not had to store any
personal property for the one person it has evicted.

 

11. Under what circumstances do the local authority dispose of the
personal property of evicted persons? - Please see the response to Q10
above.

 

12. Under what legal basis does the local authority dispose of the
personal property of evicted persons? - Please see the response to Q10
above.

 

13. Please detail when the local authority started disposing of evicted
persons personal property seven days after eviction? - Please see the
response to Q10 above.

 

14. Please disclose any policy documents or guidance issued to housing
officers regarding disposing of personal property left behind by
ex-Council tenants in Council property? - Wirral Council are not
considered a stock holding authority and therefore does not hold its own
policies and procedures for the 23 homes it currently owns.  These
properties are managed in their entirety by Magenta Living on the
Council's behalf and Magenta Living use their own policies and procedures
for all aspects of management of these properties. 

 

15. Please disclose any policy regarding evictions? - Please see the
response to Q14 above

 

16. Please provide copies of any Equality Impact Assessments which were
carried out when formulating the policies in 14 and 15. - Please see
responses to questions 14 and 15

 

17. Please detail over the past three years, the number of complaints that
have been made by evicted persons because of the Council’s disposal of
their personal property? – None

 

We trust this information is of interest to you.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Lynette Paterson

Principal Information Management Officer

Wirral Council

Business Management - ICT

Treasury Building

Argyle Street

Birkenhead

Wirral

CH41 1AH

 

Tel: 0151 691 8201

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