Landlord prosecutions

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Dear Carlisle City 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.

Yours faithfully,

Adam Bychawski

Carlisle City Council

Dear Adam Bychawski,

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Landlord prosecutions

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Carlisle City Council

Dear Adam Bychawski,

Freedom of Information Act 2000
Thank you for your request for information about Landlord prosecutions
which was received on 21/09/2021.

The information you have requested is enclosed. 

For the financial years 2018/2019, 2019/2020 and 2020/2021, please
provide:

– The number of landlords prosecuted by the council

18/19 zero
19/20 zero
20/21 3 pending held up in courts since early 2020, 2 completed early
2021.

– The number of complaints the council received about private rented
properties

18/19 32
19/20 28
20/21 6

– The number of civil penalty notices issued against a landlord or letting
agent as well as the total annual sum of the fines.

18/19 zero
19/20 £67,750
20/21 zero

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