Homeless applications and internal review statistics

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Dear Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council, could you please provide information in full, or if not in part, for the following.

In this freedom of information request reference is made to third party representation. This refers to individuals who had submissions made on their behalf by a solicitors or housing advice service which is not funded by a local authority.

1) How many homeless applications were made in the financial year ending in April 2017?

2) How many homeless decisions were notified in the financial year ending in April 2017?

3) How many of the decisions referred to in Q2 were subject to a review request under s.202 of the Housing Act 1996?

4) How many of the review requests referred to in Q3 later had submissions made by a third party representative on their behalf?

5) How many of the reviews requests referred to in Q2 received a ‘minded to’ letter under Regulation 8(2) of the Allocation of Housing and Homelessness (Review Procedures) Regulations 1999?

6) How many of the applicants referred to in Q5 who received a ‘minded to’ letter had previously had a review request made on their behalf by a third party?

7) How many of the reviews requested in the financial year ending in April 2017 under s.202 of the Housing Act 1996 led to the original decision being changed following an internal review?

8) How many of the applicants who received the altered decisions referred to in Q7 had third party representation?

Yours faithfully,

Louis Dowd

FOI Information Governance Team,

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Our reference: 3256396
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Dear Sir/Madam
 
Freedom of Information Act 2000
 
Thank you for your request for information that was received on 17 March
2018, the details of which are given below:
 
In this freedom of information request reference is made to third party
representation. This refers to individuals who had submissions made on
their behalf by a solicitors or housing advice service which is not funded
by a local authority.

1) How many homeless applications were made in the financial year ending
in April 2017?

2) How many homeless decisions were notified in the financial year ending
in April 2017?

3) How many of the decisions referred to in Q2 were subject to a review
request under s.202 of the Housing Act 1996?

4) How many of the review requests referred to in Q3 later had submissions
made by a third party representative on their behalf?

5) How many of the reviews requests referred to in Q2 received a 'minded
to' letter under Regulation 8(2) of the Allocation of Housing and
Homelessness (Review Procedures) Regulations 1999?

6) How many of the applicants referred to in Q5 who received a 'minded to'
letter had previously had a review request made on their behalf by a third
party?

7) How many of the reviews requested in the financial year ending in April
2017 under s.202 of the Housing Act 1996 led to the original decision
being changed following an internal review?

8) How many of the applicants who received the altered decisions referred
to in Q7 had third party representation?
 
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Dawn Waller
Corporate Records Manager
Business Transformation Directorate
Solihull Council
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Dear Sir/Madam,
 
Thank you for your request for information received on 17 March
2018; please find our response attached. 
 
Yours faithfully,
 
 
Carol Bowdery
Corporate Information Governance Officer
Corporate Information Governance Team
Solihull Council
[1]www.solihull.gov.uk
 
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