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Dear Milton Keynes 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 Act, Milton Keynes Council

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Zahoor, Mariam, Milton Keynes Council

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Dear Jonathan

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - INFORMATION REQUEST

 

Your request for information has now been considered and the information
requested is as follows:

 

1. Over the past twelve months, how many people have been evicted from
local authority property? - 29

 

2. Over the past twelve months, how many evicted people have been
licensees? - 4

 

3. Over the past twelve months, how many evicted people have been tenants?
- 25

 

4. Over the past twelve months, how many evicted tenants have had their
personal property disposed of by the local authority?   - Not able to
report this - no records are kept of individual void properties by MKC

 

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? - No cost as property remains in the actual
address until legal possession of items left in there

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? - N/A - no items stored

 

10. Under what circumstances does the local authority protect the personal
property of evicted persons? - N/A - property remains secured until
miscellaneous provisions notice is valid

 

11. Under what circumstances do the local authority dispose of the
personal property of evicted persons?  - Once a miscellaneous provisions
notice becomes valid and we have legal possession of the items left in the
property

 

12. Under what legal basis does the local authority dispose of the
personal property of evicted persons? - Miscellaneous provisions notice is
served and becomes valid at which point items are responsibility of MKC to
deal with

 

13. Please detail when the local authority started disposing of evicted
persons personal property seven days after eviction? - N/A - as 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? - See attached

 

15. Please disclose any policy regarding evictions? - See attached

 

16. Please provide copies of any Equality Impact Assessments which were
carried out when formulating the policies in 14 and 15. - N/A

 

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 recorded

 

 

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contact Laura Winkworth [1][email address]  who will
arrange for an internal review which will be considered as part of Stage 2
of the Council’s complaints procedure.

 

You also have a right of appeal to the Information Commissioner at:

 

Information Commissioner's Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow 

Cheshire 

SK9 5AF

Tel: 0303 123 1113

[2]www.ico.org.uk

 

 

 

Kind regards

 

Mariam Zahoor

Business Support Assistant

Housing and Regeneration

Milton Keynes Council

 

Tel: 01908 254260

Email: [email address]
Office Hours: Monday to Friday 09:00 – 15:30

 

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