Landlord prosecutions

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Dear Eastbourne Borough 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

Access to Information, Eastbourne Borough Council



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Kind Regards

 

 

Information Governance Officer

Lewes District Council and Eastbourne Borough Council

 

Access to Information, Eastbourne Borough Council

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Dear Mr. Bychawski,

 

Information Request:  EFOI 14550

 

Thank you for your information request dated 21 September 2021 received in
our office on the same day.

 

I have reviewed your request and investigated whether there is any
information which can be disclosed to you.  Please find below the
information the council holds, and which I am pleased to provide to you.

 

– The number of landlords prosecuted by the council Eastbourne
2018/2019 1
2019/2020 0
2020/2021 0
– The number of complaints the council received about private
rented properties
2018/2019 239
2019/2020 287
2020/2021 210
The number of civil penalty notices issued against a landlord
or letting agent as well as the total annual sum of the fines
2018/2019 1 (£5000)
2019/2020 0
2020/2021 0

 

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address below.

 

Information Governance Reviews Officer

Lewes District Council and Eastbourne Borough Council

                                           Eastbourne Town Hall

                                           Grove Road

                                           Eastbourne

                                           BN21 4UG

           

                                  

E-mail  : [1][email address]

 

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Regards,

Kevin Rance
Information Governance Officer

Tel: +44(0)1273 471600

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