Adam Bychawski made this Freedom of Information request to Warwick District Council as part of a batch sent to 353 authorities
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Dear Warwick District Council,
This is a request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
I would like to request the following information:
For the financial years 2018/2019, 2019/2020 and 2020/2021, please provide:
– The number of landlords prosecuted by the council
– The number of complaints the council received about private rented properties
– The number of civil penalty notices issued against a landlord or letting agent as well as the total annual sum of the fines.
I would like to receive the information in an electronic format. If you feel that a substantive response to this request is not possible within a reasonable time frame, or the request is too broad, I would be grateful if you could contact me and provide assistance as to how I could refine the request.
Dear Adam Bychawski
Thank you for your request for information which I acknowledge was received by the District Council on 21 September 2021.
Your request is currently being considered. If the District Council is able to provide you with the information you have requested, then under the Freedom of Information Act you are entitled to receive it within 20 working days.
For your information, the FOI Act defines a number of exemptions which may prevent release of some or all of the information you have requested. The District Council will assess your information request in light of the exemptions. If exemptions do apply, then the District Council may decide not to release all, or part, of the information you have requested. You will be informed if this is the case.
If the information you request contains reference to a third party then they may be consulted prior to a decision being taken by the District Council as to whether to release the information to you. You will be kept informed if this is the case.
The District Council will not charge a fee to provide you with the information you have requested, provided the cost of dealing with your request is less than £450. If it appears likely that your request will cost more than £450 to deal with then I will write to you again asking if you are willing to pay the fees incurred, and setting out clearly what those fees will be, in accordance with the FOI Act.
If you have any queries or should you wish to make a complaint about the manner in which your request is being dealt with then please do not hesitate to contact me at the above address in the first instance. Any complaints will be dealt with under the Council’s corporate complaints procedure.
Further information about your rights under the Freedom of Information Act, is available from the Information Commissioner’s Office (0303 123 1113) or on their website www.ico.org.uk, and on the District Council’s website.
Corporate Support Assistant
Chief Executive’s Office
Corporate Support Team
Warwick District Council
Royal Leamington Spa
Telephone 01926 456123
Dear Mr Bychawski,
In response to your FOI request, I can confirm as follows:
Complaints about private rented properties
2018/19 -1 Fine £4,500
2019/20- 1 Fine £5,000
2020/21 -1 Fine £16,790
Paul Hughes MCIEH CEnvH
Private Sector Housing Manager
Private Sector Housing,
Warwick District Council,
PO Box 2175,
Telephone: (01926) 456729
E Mail: [email address]
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