Freedom of Information Request - Long Term Empty Properties

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Dear Broxbourne Borough 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 3rd 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) Does the reduction of empty homes in the council area form part of your Housing strategy?
4) Does the council have a budget in place to help support the reduction of empty properties?
5) How much did the council spend on temporary accommodation during 2018

Yours faithfully,

Alex Arthur

Broxbourne Borough Council

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Freedom of Information, Broxbourne Borough Council

Dear Alex Arthur,
Thank you for your request for information, our reference 6182, received on 20/5/2019.
Your request has now been considered and the information can be found below.

1) Can the council confirm their current number of Long Term Empty Properties as of the 3rd May (those domestic properties which have been empty for six months or older) 233.
2) What work is the council currently undertaking or planning to undertake around reducing their long term empty properties in 2019? Please see the Council's Housing Strategy here: https://www.broxbourne.gov.uk/resident-h...
3) Does the reduction of empty homes in the council area form part of your Housing strategy? Yes
4) Does the council have a budget in place to help support the reduction of empty properties? No
5) How much did the council spend on temporary accommodation during 2018 The net figure for 2018/19 is £384,232

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.

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If your complaint is not resolved to your complete satisfaction, you have the right to apply to the Information Commissioner for a decision. Further information about your rights is available from the Information Commissioner at: Information Commissioner's Office Wycliffe House Water Lane Wilmslow Cheshire SK9 5AF; Telephone: 0303 123 1113 or 01625 54 57 45; Website www.ico.org.uk
Yours sincerely

Millie Hoffman
ASB and Communications Assistant | For anything FOI/EIR and SAR related please use [Broxbourne Borough Council request email] | Broxbourne Borough Council
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