Dear Stoke on Trent City Council,

I am looking for data on homeowners that are behind on their mortgage payments.

They may have had a court hearing and have fallen into arrears.

We buy houses quickly so we want to offer the vendors a solution to this and offer our service.

I know the court hearings are public data and it can be requested, so could you please supply us with this data?

We look forward to hearing from you.

Yours faithfully,

Andrew

FOI, Stoke on Trent City Council

Dear Andrew

 

Your request for information ref. SOT67897

 

Section 8(1) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 sets out the
requirements of a valid request and says that a request must, amongst
other things, 'state the name of the applicant and address for
correspondence'.

 

As you have not provided a name, your request is not valid under the terms
of the Act.

 

ICO guidance states “a title and/or first name with surname satisfies the
requirement for provision of a real name”.

 

If you wish to continue with your request, please contact
[1][Stoke on Trent City Council request email] and provide a name to which we can correspond.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Information Rights Team

 

Information Rights

City of Stoke-on-Trent

Floor 2 Civic Centre Glebe Street Stoke on Trent ST4 1HH

T: 01782 232853, 233020, 235965, 233732

e: [2][Stoke on Trent City Council request email]

 

 

 
Save time, go online; pay your council tax, manage your benefits, book a
housing repair and report a pothole at a time and place that’s convenient
for you at www.stoke.gov.uk 

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Dear FOI,

My apologies for not supplying you with the correct information!

My full name is Andrew Tiffany. Hopefully this should be enough to access the data from the aforementioned request.

Yours sincerely,

Andrew Tiffany

FOI, Stoke on Trent City Council

Dear Mr Tiffany,

 

Your request for information ref SOT67897

 

We have considered your request and confirm that the information you are
asking for is exempt under section 40 of the Act and will not be provided.

 

Section 40(2) (personal information) allows a public authority to withhold
information if its release would contravene the principles of the Data
Protection Act. This exemption has been applied to the information you
have requested as this is considered personal information.

 

If you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your
request and wish to make a complaint or request a review of our decision,
you should write to: The Information Rights Manager, Information Rights
Team, Stoke-on-Trent City Council, Floor 2, Civic Centre, Glebe Street,
ST4 1HH, or email [1][Stoke on Trent City Council request email].

 

If, after contacting us, you are not content with the outcome, you may ask
the Information Commissioner for a decision. Before doing this, please see
the following link for guidance from the Information Commissioner relating
to how to use your information rights responsibly and effectively, to
enable you to gain the best outcome from the process -
[2]http://ico.org.uk/for_the_public.

 

Generally, the Information Commissioner cannot make a decision unless you
have already used our internal review procedure. The Information
Commissioner can be contacted at: The Information Commissioner’s Office,
Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF, tel: 0303 123
1113 or you can visit their website at [3]www.ico.gov.uk/complaints.aspx.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Information Rights Team

 

Information Rights

City of Stoke-on-Trent

Floor 2 Civic Centre Glebe Street Stoke-on-Trent ST4 1HH

T: 01782 232853, 01782 233020, 01782 233732, 01782 235965

E: [4][Stoke on Trent City Council request email]

 

Request

Dear Stoke on Trent City Council,

 

I am looking for data on homeowners that are behind on their mortgage
payments.

 

They may have had a court hearing and have fallen into arrears.

 

We buy houses quickly so we want to offer the vendors a solution to this
and offer our service.

 

I know the court hearings are public data and it can be requested, so
could you please supply us with this data?

 

We look forward to hearing from you.

 

Yours faithfully,

 

Andrew

 

 
Save time, go online; pay your council tax, manage your benefits, book a
housing repair and report a pothole at a time and place that’s convenient
for you at www.stoke.gov.uk 

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References

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2. http://ico.org.uk/for_the_public
3. http://www.ico.gov.uk/complaints.aspx
4. mailto:[Stoke on Trent City Council request email]