Information about the sale of the coroner's court and mortuary to Lakota LTD

The request was successful.

Dear Bristol City Council,

I am writing to you in reference to Asset reference: 514, Disposal reference: 514/DISP , Property name: Former Coroners Court & City Mortuary. Location: Backfields, Bristol, BS2 8QP.
This property was sold on 31/12/2015 for £250,000.00 to LAKOTA LTD. The property was valued at £320,000.

1. Please confirm which Council Department was responsible for setting the valuation of the land and property.

2. Please confirm if the decision regarding valuation was taken by a single individual in a Department; for example, the Director of that Department; and the role of that person.

3. Which council department was responsible for setting the sale price of the property?

4. I'd like to see any and all documents related to the sale of the property, including emails and contracts.

Yours faithfully,

Joanna Booth

No Reply @ Bristol, Bristol City Council

Dear Joanna Booth 
This is a courtesy email to let you know your Public Information
Request has been received on : 02/01/2019. 
Your unique reference number is "CRN00205332 ". Please keep this
number safe, as you may be required to provide it in the future. 
If you need to add further information concerning your case or
require an update about your response date, please email
[email address
Regards,
Customer Relations Team

"No Reply @ Bristol" <noreply@bristol.gov.uk>, Bristol City Council

Dear Joanna Booth
Thank you for submitting your Public Information Request dated 02/01/2019. Your unique reference for this case is CRN00205332 , please use should you need to get in touch with us in the future. 
The details of the case raised are as follows

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"Customer Relations Team" <complaints.feedback@bristol.gov.uk>, Bristol City Council

You sent us a Freedom of Information request on 02/01/2019

Your request number is CRN00205332

Our reply to your request is:  

1. Please confirm which Council Department was responsible for
setting the valuation of the land and property.
 
Bristol City Council obtained an independent valuation of the
property from The Valuation Office and this set the open market value
at £250,000 which was the figure the premises was sold for.
 
2. Please  confirm if the decision regarding valuation was taken by a
single individual in a Department; for example, the Director of that
Department; and the role of that person.
 
The Valuation Office Agency is a government body in England and
Wales. It is an executive agency of Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs
they undertook the valuation of the premises
 
3. Which council department was responsible for setting the sale
price of the property? As above
 
4. I'd like to see any and all documents related to the sale of the
property, including emails and contracts. As the majority of the
correspondence is retained on archived paper files and dates between
2005 and 2015 this request would exceed the cost envelope of £450
 
 

This response should answer your request in full.

If you’re not satisfied with our response, or if you want to appeal
against any exemptions:

Email: [1][Bristol City Council request email]
Write to: Customer Relations (100TS), PO Box 3176, Bristol, BS3 9FS

If you’re still not satisfied with our response:

You can complain to the Information Commissioner. 
Find out how to do this on the Information Commissioner Office
website
 (link to [2]http://ico.org.uk/concerns)

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us for permission in writing first. We can’t give permission if it is
from a third party.

 

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Bristol City Council

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Dear "Customer Relations Team" <[email address]>,

Thank you for your very prompt answer.

The data I have from a Bristol City Council FOI states that the GCA / Value at Disposal is £320,000 and not £250,000.

Would you be able to provide the valuation report for the property?

Yours sincerely,

Joanna Booth

No Reply @ Bristol, Bristol City Council

Dear Joanna Booth 
This is a courtesy email to let you know your Public Information
Request has been received on : 04/01/2019. 
Your unique reference number is "CRN00205952 ". Please keep this
number safe, as you may be required to provide it in the future. 
If you need to add further information concerning your case or
require an update about your response date, please email
[email address
Regards,
Customer Relations Team

"No Reply @ Bristol" <noreply@bristol.gov.uk>, Bristol City Council

Dear Joanna Booth
Thank you for submitting your Public Information Request dated 04/01/2019. Your unique reference for this case is CRN00205952 , please use should you need to get in touch with us in the future. 
The details of the case raised are as follows

Dear "Customer Relations Team" ,

Thank you for your very prompt answer.

The data I have from a Bristol City Council FOI states that the GCA / Value at Disposal is £320,000 and not £250,000.

Would you be able to provide the valuation report for the property?

Yours sincerely,

Joanna Booth

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"Customer Relations Team" <complaints.feedback@bristol.gov.uk>, Bristol City Council

You sent us a Freedom of Information request on 04/01/2019

Your request number is CRN00205952

Our reply to your request is:  

The data I have from a Bristol City Council FOI states that the GCA / Value at Disposal is £320,000 and not £250,000.

It is understood that the offer for the property was £320K which was conditional upon certain planning matters – as these conditions were not met the £320K was not achieved.

Would you be able to provide the valuation report for the property?

The report can be released but it is archived  and will need to be ordered through a central administration team, then copied then released. This may take 3 weeks

This response should answer your request in full.

If you’re not satisfied with our response, or if you want to appeal against any exemptions:

Email: [1][Bristol City Council request email]
Write to: Customer Relations (100TS), PO Box 3176, Bristol, BS3 9FS

If you’re still not satisfied with our response:

You can complain to the Information Commissioner. 
Find out how to do this on the Information Commissioner Office website
 (link to [2]http://ico.org.uk/concerns)

Copyright

You do not own the copyright to any of the information we give you. Copyright may be owned by the council or by a third party.

You are not allowed to:

·         make a copy of the information

·         use the information commercially

If you want to copy or use the information in any way you should ask us for permission in writing first. We can’t give permission if it is from a third party.

 

Kind regards

Bristol City Council

Privacy statement

 

Information about how Bristol City Council uses, stores and processes personal data, can be found on [3]www.bristol.gov.uk/about-our-website/privacy

 

For the purposes of this scheme, Bristol City Council will only be collecting, storing and processing business and organisational data, and will only be sharing this
non-personal data  with organisations / charities as agreed.

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Dear "Customer Relations Team" <[email address]>,

Thank you very much for your answer. That was extremely helpful. I would like to see the valuation report and am happy to wait for three weeks.

Yours sincerely,

Joanna Booth

No Reply @ Bristol, Bristol City Council

Dear Joanna Booth 
This is a courtesy email to let you know your Public Information
Request has been received on : 07/01/2019. 
Your unique reference number is "CRN00206715 ". Please keep this
number safe, as you may be required to provide it in the future. 
If you need to add further information concerning your case or
require an update about your response date, please email
[email address
Regards,
Customer Relations Team

"No Reply @ Bristol" <noreply@bristol.gov.uk>, Bristol City Council

Dear Joanna Booth
Thank you for submitting your Public Information Request dated 07/01/2019.
Your unique reference for this case is CRN00206715 , please use should you
need to get in touch with us in the future. 
The details of the case raised are as follows

From: Joanna Booth [mailto:[FOI #541516 email]]
Sent: 07 January 2019 14:10
To: Complaints and Feedback
Subject: Re: Freedom of Information request : Bristol City Council

Dear "Customer Relations Team" ,

Thank you very much for your answer. That was extremely helpful.

I would like to see the valuation report and am happy to wait for three weeks.

Yours sincerely,

Joanna Booth

You should receive a formal response on or before 04/02/2019 15:46
If you have not heard anything by this date then please contact
[1][email address] quoting CRN00206715 and we will look
into the matter for you. 
Yours sincerely
Customer Relations Team

Privacy statement

 

Information about how Bristol City Council uses, stores and processes
personal data, can be found on

[2]www.bristol.gov.uk/about-our-website/privacy

 

For the purposes of this scheme, Bristol City Council will only be
collecting, storing and processing business and organisational data, and
will only be sharing this non-personal data  with organisations / charities
as agreed. 

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Dear Bristol City Council,

I look forward to seeing the valuation report soon. I realise that this FOI is slightly delayed because it may take time to retrieve the document.

Yours faithfully,

Joanna Booth

Dear Bristol City Council,

It has now been five weeks since you mentioned that the valuation report would take three weeks to obtain. Would you please supply the valuation report?

Yours faithfully,

Joanna Booth

"Customer Relations Team" <complaints.feedback@bristol.gov.uk>, Bristol City Council

Dear Joanna Booth
We apologise for the delay in response to your Public Information
Request dated 07/01/2019 reference CRN00206715.
The details of which are as follows

From: Joanna Booth [mailto:[FOI #541516 email]]
Sent: 07 January 2019 14:10
To: Complaints and Feedback
Subject: Re: Freedom of Information request : Bristol City Council

Dear "Customer Relations Team" ,

Thank you very much for your answer. That was extremely helpful.

I would like to see the valuation report and am happy to wait for three weeks.

Yours sincerely,

Joanna Booth

We have sent a reminder to the officer dealing with your Public Information
Request and asked them to respond by return or give us an update on when you
might expect a response.
Yours sincerely
Customer Relations team

Dear Bristol City Council,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Bristol City Council's handling of my FOI request 'Information about the sale of the coroner's court and mortuary to Lakota LTD'.

The response has now been delayed by three weeks longer than was anticipated. I have had no explanation from the officer dealing with my case as to the reason of the delay.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/i...

Yours faithfully,

Joanna Booth

"Customer Relations Team" <complaints.feedback@bristol.gov.uk>, Bristol City Council

Dear Ms Booth

Your FOI CRN00205332 had the response as detailed below, is this the
case you want a review on?  Only you state the response has been
delayed.  Please provide the CRN number if it is a different case you
are requesting a review of.

From: Joanna Booth
[mailto:[FOI #541516 email]]
Sent: 20 February 2019 11:44
To: Freedom of Information
Subject: Internal review of Freedom of Information request -
Information about the sale of the coroner's court and mortuary to
Lakota LTD

 

Dear Bristol City Council,

 

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information
reviews.

 

I am writing to request an internal review of Bristol City Council's
handling of my FOI request 'Information about the sale of the
coroner's court and mortuary to Lakota LTD'.

 

The response has now been delayed by three weeks longer than was
anticipated. I have had no explanation from the officer dealing with
my case as to the reason of the delay.

 

You sent us a Freedom of Information request on 02/01/2019

Your request number is CRN00205332

Our reply to your request is:  

1. Please confirm which Council Department was responsible for
setting the valuation of the land and property.
 
Bristol City Council obtained an independent valuation of the
property from The Valuation Office and this set the open market value
at £250,000 which was the figure the premises was sold for.
 
2. Please  confirm if the decision regarding valuation was taken by a
single individual in a Department; for example, the Director of that
Department; and the role of that person.
 
The Valuation Office Agency is a government body in England and
Wales. It is an executive agency of Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs
they undertook the valuation of the premises
 
3. Which council department was responsible for setting the sale
price of the property? As above
 
4. I'd like to see any and all documents related to the sale of the
property, including emails and contracts. As the majority of the
correspondence is retained on archived paper files and dates between
2005 and 2015 this request would exceed the cost envelope of £450
 
 

This response should answer your request in full.

If you’re not satisfied with our response, or if you want to appeal
against any exemptions:

Email: [1][Bristol City Council request email]
Write to: Customer Relations (100TS), PO Box 3176, Bristol, BS3 9FS

If you’re still not satisfied with our response:

You can complain to the Information Commissioner. 
Find out how to do this on the Information Commissioner Office
website
 (link to [2]http://ico.org.uk/concerns)

Copyright

You do not own the copyright to any of the information we give you.
Copyright may be owned by the council or by a third party.

You are not allowed to:

·         make a copy of the information

·         use the information commercially

If you want to copy or use the information in any way you should ask
us for permission in writing first. We can’t give permission if it is
from a third party.

 

Kind regards

Bristol City Council

Privacy statement

 

Information about how Bristol City Council uses, stores and processes
personal data, can be found on
[3]www.bristol.gov.uk/about-our-website/privacy

 

For the purposes of this scheme, Bristol City Council will only be
collecting, storing and processing business and organisational data,
and will only be sharing this non-personal data  with organisations /
charities as agreed.

References

Visible links
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2. http://ico.org.uk/concerns
3. http://www.bristol.gov.uk/about-our-webs...

Dear "Customer Relations Team" <[email address]>,

I understand that the communications may have gotten confused. The latest response is exactly the same as my first response.

You then let me know on January 7 that my reference for the request to view the valuation report on the Coroner's Court was CRN00206715.

Please see below:

Dear Joanna Booth
We apologise for the delay in response to your Public Information
Request dated 07/01/2019 reference CRN00206715.
The details of which are as follows

From: Joanna Booth [mailto:[FOI #541516 email]]
Sent: 07 January 2019 14:10
To: Complaints and Feedback
Subject: Re: Freedom of Information request : Bristol City Council

Dear "Customer Relations Team" ,

Thank you very much for your answer. That was extremely helpful.

I would like to see the valuation report and am happy to wait for three weeks.

Yours sincerely,

Joanna Booth

Jason Bailey, Bristol City Council

Dear J Booth

 

The copy write of the report is held by central Government, and their
consent is required before BCC can release the report. BCC made a formal
request for consent to release the report on the 9^th January 2019 but so
far consent has not been given for the release of the document

 

Regards

 

Jason

 

 

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Dear Bristol City Council,

I look forward to receiving the valuation report for the coroner's court and mortuary. I understand you are waiting for permission for central government, and you have asked on January 9 for permission but have yet to receive it.

Yours faithfully,

Joanna Booth

Dear Bristol City Council,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Bristol City Council's handling of my FOI request 'Information about the sale of the coroner's court and mortuary to Lakota LTD'.

I have been waiting since January 9, 2019 for the valuation report.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/i...

Yours faithfully,

Joanna Booth

Dear Bristol City Council,

It has been almost a month since I requested an internal review of this FOI that has been ongoing since January 9. Would you please confirm that the internal review is taking place since I have had no reply?

Yours faithfully,

Joanna Booth

"No Reply @ Bristol" <noreply@bristol.gov.uk>, Bristol City Council

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You sent us a Freedom of Information request on 04/01/2019

Your request number is CRN00205952

Our reply to your request is:  

Thank you for your information request dated 4 January in which you
requested the valuation report for the Former Coroner’s Court and Mortuary in
Bristol.

We have considered your request for information in accordance with the
Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOI Act). I can confirm that Bristol City
Council holds the requested information and this is attached.

Please accept my apologies for the delay in responding to your request. The
valuation report was provided on a confidential basis by the District Valuer
Services (DVS) and we needed to consult with the Valuation Office Agency before
it could be released.

Names and contact details have been redacted from the attached report on
the basis that Section 40(2) of the FOI Act for personal data is engaged. The
information constitutes personal data of individuals other than you and we
consider that they would have a reasonable expectation that their information
would not be disclosed. No public interest test is required for this exemption.

Furthermore, part of the document contains commercial information which,
if disclosed, would be likely to harm the commercial interests of the DVS and
the property’s current owner. This decision is based on Section 43(2) of the
FOI Act which exempts information that would prejudice the commercial interests
of any person. (A person
maybe an individual, a company, the public authority itself or any other legal
entity).

This exemption
is subject to a public interest test which means that consideration must be
given to whether the public interest favouring disclosure is greater than the
public interest in maintaining the exemption. We have weighed up the benefits
to the public of releasing the information against the factors for not
releasing it. On balance we find that due to the likelihood of harm to the
commercial interests of third parties, the public interest in maintaining the
exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosure.

This response should answer your request in full.

If you’re not satisfied with our response, or if you want to appeal against
any exemptions:

Email: [1][Bristol City Council request email]
Write to: Customer Relations (100TS), PO Box 3176, Bristol, BS3 9FS

If you’re still not satisfied with our response:

You can complain to the Information Commissioner. 
Find out how to do this on the Information Commissioner Office website
 (link to [2]http://ico.org.uk/concerns)

Copyright

You do not own the copyright to any of the information we give you. Copyright
may be owned by the council or by a third party.

You are not allowed to:

·         make a copy of the information

·         use the information commercially

If you want to copy or use the information in any way you should ask us for
permission in writing first. We can’t give permission if it is from a third
party.

 

Kind regards

Bristol City Council

Privacy statement

 

Information about how Bristol City Council uses, stores and processes
personal data, can be found on
[3]www.bristol.gov.uk/about-our-website/privacy

 

For the purposes of this scheme, Bristol City Council will only be
collecting, storing and processing business and organisational data, and will
only be sharing this non-personal data  with organisations / charities as
agreed.

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