HMO Properties in Greenwich

Lesley Shepherd made this Freedom of Information request to Greenwich Borough Council

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Dear Greenwich Borough Council,

Please can you provide me with the following information under the
Freedom Of Information Act :-
a) addresses of all Registered Residential HMO properties that are
within your councils area;
b) the maximum number of occupants that each property referred to
in (a) is licensed to hold
c) the last actual registered number of occupants that each
property referred to in (a) holds
d) the date each of the properties in (a) was first registered as
HMO
e) the names of the owners/licence holders of those properties
referred to in (a) and the correspondence address OR the registered
"licence holder address" of the owners referred to

Yours faithfully,

Lesley Shepherd

foi, Greenwich Borough Council

Dear Sir/Madam

Freedom of Information/Environmental Information Regulations request: FOI-13290

Thank you for your request dated 29 March 2018

Your request will be answered by 30 April 2018

If you have any queries about this request, please contact me, quoting the reference number above.

Yours sincerely,

Jackie Jago
Head of Corporate Services
Corporate Services
Directorate of Central Services
Royal Borough of Greenwich

020 8921 5044
 Room 20 Basement The Town Hall, Wellington Street, London SE18 6PW
www.royalgreenwich.gov.uk

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foi, Greenwich Borough Council

Dear Ms Shepherd

Freedom of Information request: FOI-13290

Thank you for your request dated 29 March 2018

Our response is as follows:

a) addresses of all Registered Residential HMO properties that are within your councils area;
b) the maximum number of occupants that each property referred to in (a) is licensed to hold
c) the last actual registered number of occupants that each property referred to in (a) holds
d) the date each of the properties in (a) was first registered as HMO
e) the names of the owners/licence holders of those properties referred to in (a) and the correspondence address OR the registered "licence holder address" of the owners referred to

The Royal Borough of Greenwich publish a list of details for all licensed HMOs, this information is in accordance with the register of licensed HMOs that the council is required to keep. The published list includes the majority of the information you have requested and is available on our website at the following link:

http://www.royalgreenwich.gov.uk/downloa...

As this information is already reasonably accessible to you, it is exempt from disclosure under section 21(1) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

In addition to these published details you have requested contact information that is beyond what is required to be published in the HMO register, namely telephone numbers of licence holders and details of pending license applications which have yet to be processed or are currently being considered.

Telephone numbers of licence applicants are personal information and are exempt under section 40 FOIA.

Details of pending licence applications are provided to the council under a confidence and to release these details would be an actionable breach of this confidence. As such, the details of pending applications are withheld as they are considered exempt under section 41 of the FOI Act.

If you have any queries about this correspondence, please contact me, quoting the reference number above.

If you are not satisfied with our response to your request, you can ask for an Internal Review. Internal review requests should be submitted within two months of the date of receipt of the response to your original request. If you wish to do this, please contact us, setting out why you are dissatisfied.

If you are not satisfied with the outcome of the Internal Review, you may apply directly to the Information Commissioner (ICO) for a decision. Generally, the ICO cannot make a decision unless you have exhausted the Internal Review procedure provided by the Council. You can contact the ICO by emailing [email address], or by post at Customer Contact, Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, SK9 5AF.

Yours sincerely,

Jackie Jago
Head of Corporate Services
Corporate Services
Directorate of Central Services
Royal Borough of Greenwich

020 8921 5044
 Room 20 Basement The Town Hall, Wellington Street, London SE18 6PW
 www.royalgreenwich.gov.uk

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