Freedom of Information Request - Long Term Empty Properties

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Dear Tamworth 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 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

Freedom of Information, Tamworth Borough Council

1 Attachment

Nicola Hesketh

Information Governance Manager

 

Our ref: FOI5888/NH/01

Please ask for: Nicola Hesketh

Tel: 01827 709587 / 709266

E-mail: [1][Tamworth Borough Council request email]

 

Jaya Ryall

 

14^th May 2019

 

 

Dear Jaya Ryall

 

Freedom of Information Act 2000 – Request for Information

 

Thank you for your request for information regarding:

 

Request

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?

 

Your request was received on 13^th May 2019 and is being dealt with it
under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

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Information Governance Manager,

Tamworth Borough Council,

Marmion House,

Tamworth,

B79 7BZ

 

Yours sincerely

[3]NH Signature

 

Nicola Hesketh

Information Governance Manager

 

 

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Freedom of Information, Tamworth Borough Council

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Nicola Hesketh

Information Governance Manager

 

Our ref: FOI5888/NH/02

Please ask for: Nicola Hesketh

Tel: 01827 709587 / 709266

E-mail: [1][Tamworth Borough Council request email]

 

Jaya Ryall

What Do They Know

 

5^th June 2019

 

 

Dear Jaya Ryall

 

Freedom of Information Act 2000 – Request for Information

 

With regards to your recent enquiry for information held by the Authority
under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act, please find the
information you requested below with reference in the box to your original
enquiry for clarity where multiple answers are required.

 

Details of Your Request

 

+------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|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? |
| |
|  |
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The response to your request as follows:

 

1.      322

2.      Our approach to empty homes is currently being reviewed as part of
our business planning

3.      Targeted work done internally on some problem long term vacant
properties only

4.      No

5.      Yes and longer term corporate plan

6.      Not specifically identified

7.      £154864.75

8.      Not currently

 

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Information Governance Manager,

Tamworth Borough Council,

Marmion House,

Tamworth,

B79 7BZ

 

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Yours sincerely

 

[2]NH Signature

 

Nicola Hesketh

Information Governance Manager

 

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