Freedom of Information Request - Long Term Empty Properties

Ashleigh Niamir made this Freedom of Information request to Reigate and Banstead Borough Council

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Ashleigh Niamir

Dear Reigate and Banstead 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,

Ashleigh

Information Officer, Reigate and Banstead Borough Council

Thank-you for your request.  Please find  below the information you requested.

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Regards
Information Officer
Reigate & Banstead Borough Council
01737 276000
Web: www.reigate-banstead.gov.uk
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Ashleigh Niamir

Dear Information Officer,

I cannot see a response to my request and questions - your message says see below but I couldn't see any answers. Could you please resend this?

Yours sincerely,

Ashleigh Niamir

Information Officer, Reigate and Banstead Borough Council

Dear Ms Niamir,

 

Please see below the responses in red.

 

 

Regards

Information Officer

Reigate & Banstead Borough Council

01737 276000

Web: www.reigate-banstead.gov.uk

Follow us on twitter @reigatebanstead

 

 

 

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