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Laura made this Freedom of Information request to Peterhouse, Cambridge

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Dear Peterhouse, Cambridge,

This is a formal request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Could you please provide:
1) A complete list of all land that the college owns, including its approximate value.
2) A complete list of all property the college directly owns and lets, including the approximate value of each.
3) The names of any letting agents the college uses when renting property.
4) A list of properties that the college has investments in, including the approximate value of each.
5) With regards to all of the above, could you please state whether the property/land is currently in use, and if so for what purpose.

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Thank you very much for your assistance with this request. If you would like any clarification on the information I have asked for, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. I look forward to receiving your response in the next 20 working days.

Yours faithfully,

Laura Hone

Liz Wake, Peterhouse, Cambridge

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Dear Laura

 

In response to your FOI request of 4 September please find our replies
below, kindly provided by our Finance Manager:-

 

Your Requests

 

1)     A complete list of all land that the college owns, including its
approximate value.

2)     A complete list of all property the college directly owns and lets,
including the approximate value of each.

3)     The names of any letting agents the college uses when renting
property.

4)     A list of properties that the college has investments in, including
the approximate value of each.

5)     With regards to all of the above, could you please state whether
the property/land is currently in use, and if so for what purpose.

 

Answers

 

1   A list covering all property holdings held at 31 August 2020 is
attached. All property is in use.

 

2.  The information regarding the approximate value of residential
properties that can be sold are available through Internet search sites
(E.g. Zoopla).

 

3. The names of any property agents and managers used by the College are
included in the College Accounts under Senior Officers and Advisors.

 

4&5 The approximate value of the College Operational Buildings and Land is
available in the College’s Accounts which can be found on the College
website at [1]https://www.pet.cam.ac.uk/accounts

     

The valuation of individual properties is commercially sensitive
information. However, we have broken the College’s property investments
into categories which shows the use. A valuation for each category is
below.

 

  £m
Residential lettings 57.6
Commercial property 69.6
Agricultural 42.6
Total 169.8

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Liz Wake

College Secretary

Research Fellowships Administrator

 

Tel: 01223 338202

Peterhouse

Trumpington Street

Cambridge

CB2 1RD

 

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