Freedom of Information Request - Long Term Empty Properties

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Dear Wolverhampton City Council,

I am writing to you to request the following information under the Freedom of Information Act:

1) Can the council confirm their current number of Long Term Empty Properties as of the 8th May (those domestic properties which have been empty for six months or older)
2) What work is the council currently undertaking or planning to undertake around reducing their long term empty properties in 2019?
3) During 2018 did you undertake any work around reducing your Long Term Empty Properties. If you did was this done using internal resource or a third party?
4) If yes is the answer to question three, did the council review every single long term property
5) Does the reduction of empty homes in the council area form part of your Housing strategy?
6) Does the council have a budget in place to help support the reduction of empty properties?
7) How much did the council spend on temporary accommodation during 2018?
8) Does the council offer financial support /loans to Long Term Empty property owners to help them bring properties back into use?

Yours faithfully,

Jaya Ryall

FOI, Wolverhampton City Council

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For the Attention of Jaya Ryall

I am writing in regards to the Freedom of Information request we received on 16 May 2019.

Your request will be dealt with as quickly as possible and a final response should be sent to you within 20 working days of receipt.

If you wish to enquire about the progress of your request, then please do not hesitate to contact us, quoting the reference number, in the heading above.

Rita Rich
Information Governance Officer
Tel. Office: 01902 550363

E-mail: [email address]
City of Wolverhampton Council

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Dear Jaya Ryall

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST

 

Thank you for your request for information about ‘Long Term Empty
Properties’.  Your request was received on 16^th May 2019 and I am dealing
with it under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

In response to your request, please see attached our response.

 

If you are not happy with how we handled your request you can ask for an
internal review.  Internal review requests should be submitted, in
writing, detailing your concerns, within two months of the date of receipt
of the response to your original letter and should be addressed to:

 

Information Governance Team

City of Wolverhampton Council

Civic Centre

St Peter’s Square

Wolverhampton

WV1 1SH

 

E-mail: [1][Wolverhampton City Council request email]

 

Under section 50 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000, you also have the
right to complain to the Information Commissioner.  However, the
Information Commissioner is unlikely to consider a complaint from you
unless you have first attempted to resolve the matter through our internal
review procedure. The Information Commissioner's details are:

 

The Information Commissioner

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

 

0303 123 1113

 

[2]https://ico.org.uk/make-a-complaint/

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Malkit Sahota

Information Governance Officer

Tel. Office: 01902 554042

 

[3]E-mail: [email address]

City of Wolverhampton Council

 

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