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Evictions and Personal Property

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Dear Bradford City 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

Freedom of Information, Bradford City Council

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Dear Jonathan

 

Thank you for your request submitted under the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000. This matter is now receiving our attention and we
aim to have a response out to you by 7 November 2019 within the period of
20 working days allowed for disclosure.  

 

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Yours sincerely,

 

 

Mark
Dewar                                                                          
 

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Economy & Development

 

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Dear Mr Boyle,

 

I refer to your request dated 10^th October 2019 under the Freedom of
Information Act asking to supply the following information:

 

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?

 

The Council’s response is set out below:

 

1. Over the past twelve months, how many people have been evicted from
local authority property? 0

2. Over the past twelve months, how many evicted people have been
licensees? 0

3. Over the past twelve months, how many evicted people have been tenants?
0

4. Over the past twelve months, how many evicted tenants have had their
personal property disposed of by the local authority? 0

5. Over the past twelve months, how many evicted tenants have had their
personal property stored by the local authority? 0

6. Over the past twelve months how many evicted ex-licensees have had
their personal property stored by the local authority? 0

7. Over the past twelve months how many evicted ex-Council licensees have
had their personal property stored by the local authority? 0

8. Please provide details of the average cost of storing an evicted
persons personal property? Not applicable.

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? Not applicable.

10. Under what circumstances does the local authority protect the personal
property of evicted persons? Not applicable, no such policy is in place.

11. Under what circumstances do the local authority dispose of the
personal property of evicted persons? The council would comply with any
relevant legislation.  

12. Under what legal basis does the local authority dispose of the
personal property of evicted persons? The council would comply with any
relevant legislation.  

13. Please detail when the local authority started disposing of evicted
persons personal property seven days after eviction? Not applicable.

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? Not applicable, no such policy is
in place.

15. Please disclose any policy regarding evictions? Not applicable, no
such policy is in place.

16. Please provide copies of any Equality Impact Assessments which were
carried out when formulating the policies in 14 and 15. Not applicable.

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? Not applicable.

 

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City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council, 1st Floor, Britannia
House, Hall Ings, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD1 1HX.

 

If you are still not satisfied with the outcome of the internal review you
have the right of appeal to the Information Commissioner who can be
contacted at: Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water
Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF

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Bradford Council is registered with the Information Commissioners Office
(ICO) under the provisions of the Data Protection Act 2018. The Council
takes its responsibilities under the Act very seriously.  To find out more
on how we handle your information, please click on the following link:
[3]https://www.bradford.gov.uk/privacy-notice

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Jack Higgins

Information Governance Officer

 

City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council – Department of Corporate
Resources

1st Floor Britannia House, Hall Ings, Bradford BD1 1HX
Tel: 01274 432632

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