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Dear Broxbourne 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

Broxbourne Borough Council

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1. Over the past twelve months, how many people have been evicted from
local authority property? 40

2. Over the past twelve months, how many evicted people have been
licensees? 40

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? 31

7. Over the past twelve months how many evicted ex-Council licensees have
had their personal property stored by the local authority? Not sure what
is difference between this question and the one above. One refers to
ex-licensees and other says ex-Council licensees. Please confirm.

8. Please provide details of the average cost of storing an evicted
persons personal property? £83.20

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? 28 days

10. Under what circumstances does the local authority protect the personal
property of evicted persons? In all circumstances of eviction

11. Under what circumstances do the local authority dispose of the
personal property of evicted persons? After no collection following 28
days of storage

12. Under what legal basis does the local authority dispose of the
personal property of evicted persons? Section 20; homelessness code of
guidance for Local Authorities; protection of personal property

13. Please detail when the local authority started disposing of evicted
persons personal property seven days after eviction? There has been no
instance of this.

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? we don’t have this as we don’t
have any tenants. 

15. Please disclose any policy regarding evictions? Eviction
Policy/Procedure – see attached

16. Please provide copies of any Equality Impact Assessments which were
carried out when formulating the policies in 14 and 15. The Council does
not have this.

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.

If you have any queries or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future
communications.

 

If you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your
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Borough Council, Bishops’ College, Churchgate, Cheshunt, EN8 9XQ.

If your complaint is not resolved to your complete satisfaction, you have
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Further information about your rights is available from the Information
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45; Website [1]www.ico.org.uk

Yours sincerely

 

 

Millie Hoffman

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Bishops’ College | Churchgate | Cheshunt | EN8 9XQ

 

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