Dear Manchester City Council,
Please provide a full, complete and up to date HMO register to include HMO address, owner address and licence holder address.
Dear Ms Vella
Re: Request for Information - Reference No: GAN/AKBM64
Thank you for your request for information received by Manchester City
Council on 10th March 2017.
Please note that it may take up to 20 working days (7th April 2017) for the
Council to consider your request and to provide a formal response.
If this timescale needs to be extended to consider an exemption you will be
notified and kept informed.
If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact me.
PO Box 532
Email: [Manchester City Council request email]
Dear Ms Vella
Request for Information - No.446 GAN/AKBM64
Thank you for your request for information, which was received by
Manchester City Council on 10 March 2016. Your request has been considered
under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FoIA). I set
out below your request for information and the Council’s response to your
In your request you asked for the following information:
Please provide a full, complete and up to date HMO register to include HMO
address, owner address and licence holder address
(See attached file: HMO register 21.02.17.pdf)
The HMO Licensing Register is attached above. It includes the licensed
premises addresses, the licensed holder's address and the managing agent's
address (if applicable). However, it does not include the owner's address.
You will appreciate that FoIA is applicant and purpose blind. The main
consideration is whether or not the requested information is capable of
release to the world at large, regardless of the motives or interest of the
person or organisation making the actual request. After carefully
considering your request I am satisfied that the information you are
seeking is exempt from disclosure under the following exemption and should
not be released into the ‘public domain’.
Section 40(2) – Third Party Information
40.— Personal information.
(2) Any information to which a request for information relates is
also exempt information if—
(a) It constitutes personal data which do not fall within subsection
(b) Either the first or the second condition below is satisfied.
(3) The first condition is—
(a) in a case where the information falls within any of paragraphs
(a) to (d) of the definition of “data” in section 1(1) of the Data
Protection Act 1998, that the disclosure of the information to a
member of the public otherwise than under this Act would contravene—
(i) Any of the data protection principles
A public authority can only disclose personal data in response to an
FoIA request if to do so would be fair, lawful and meet one of the
conditions in Schedule 2 of the Data Protection Act 1998 (and in the
case of sensitive personal data, a condition in Schedule 3). Upon
review of the requested information, I am satisfied that it includes
personal data of third parties and that releasing this data would not
be fair or lawful. This exemption is not subject to the public
Section 232 of the Housing Act 2004 requires that the Council
maintains a public register of all licences granted. The Act says
that the authority must ensure it is available at our head office
for inspection. If you would like to view the register please contact
the Housing Enforcement and Compliance team at
[email address] or 0161 235 5500 to make an
The Council also provides a facility on its website to allow
individual addresses to be searched to obtain the required licence
Please note if you are not satisfied with this response you may ask
for an internal review. If you wish an internal review to be
undertaken you should contact the Democratic Services Legal Team,
whose address is, PO Box 532, Town Hall, Manchester, M60 2LA, email:
[Manchester City Council request email] in the first instance. A copy
of the Council’s access to information complaints procedure can be
If you do not have internet access and require a paper copy, please
let me know.
If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review
process, you have the right to apply directly to the Information
Commissioner for a decision.
The Information Commissioner can be contacted at:
Information Commissioner's Office
Tel: 01625 545700
Fax: 01625 524510
Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future
Compliance and Enforcement Lead
Growth and Neighbourhoods Directorate
Manchester City Council