Dear Colchester Borough Council,

I would like ask the following.

1) How many licenses for HMO have been granted in Colchester since inception?

2) How many license requested have been rejected since inception?

3) How many breaches of the HMO license there have been?

4) How many licenses have been revoked?

Yours faithfully,

Scott Everest

Info, Colchester Borough Council

Dear Scott, 

 

Thank you for contacting Colchester Borough Council requesting information
regarding HMO Licences.

 

Your request has been logged under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
2000 with the reference above. An officer is reviewing your request and
will respond accordingly. 

  

You can find advice and guidance about accessing information from public
bodies from the Information Commissioner’s Office at
 [1]www.ico.org.uk/your-data-matters/official-information 

 

Many thanks,

 

Customer Information 
Colchester Borough Council 
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[3]https://www.colchester.gov.uk/info 

 

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Daniel Whymark, Colchester Borough Council

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Dear Scott Everest

 

In reply to your Freedom of Information request submitted on 18 July 2019
(or ref. 359519), please find below our response to the questions asked:

 

1) How many licenses for HMO have been granted in Colchester since
inception?

285

 

2) How many license requested have been rejected since inception?

0

 

3) How many breaches of the HMO license there have been?

We are unable to answer this question, as the way private sector housing
complaints are recorded on our system does not allow us to separate those
which relate to properties which were licenced at the time or were
specific to licence conditions. Also, we do not routinely monitor licence
conditions throughout the term of a licence, due to a lack of resource.

 

4) How many licenses have been revoked?

2

 

Kind regards

 

Daniel Whymark
HMO Licensing Support Officer
Private Sector Housing – Communities
Colchester Borough Council
Telephone: 03300 538061
[1]www.colchester.gov.uk

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