Legal Title

Waiting for an internal review by Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council of their handling of this request.

Dear Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council,

Below is a FoI that was escalated to your organisation for a review by W&LHCL. Please conduct the review and respond to the questions within this request.

Dear Wigan and Leigh Housing Company,

I emailed your Freedom of Information Officer, Mr Maurice Leigh
regarding this Freedom of Information Request, but as I have not
received an acknowledgement, I thought it would be in everyone's
interest to have this in the public domain for peer scrutiny, so we
can avoid the usual "we didn't get it" or "It was lost" scenarios.

Under the Freedom of Information 2000 I would like to request the
following information:

1. Where do you derive your authority from if you are a private
limited company? Please provide recorded proof of status that shows
Wigan & Leigh Housing Company Limited, to be a Local Authority, as
defined by the Housing Act 1985.

2. As a private company, show me recorded proof that Local Housing
Authorities Acts and Statutes apply to Wigan & Leigh Housing
Company Limited or provide recorded proof why they do not.

3. You have cited in one of your communications with me that the
“The Secure Tenants of Local Authorities (Compensation for
Improvements) Regulations 1994” is in effect. Please provide
recorded proof that this regulation applies to Wigan & Leigh
Housing Company Limited, as it is my understanding that this
applies to Local Authorities only.

4. Have Wigan & Leigh Housing Company Limited (or in the past)
claimed money, grants or financial relief that are exclusively
reserved for Local Authorities? if so, please provide details,
including any contact details for organisations or entities that
you received this assistance from?

5. Are you claiming (or have claimed) at any time, any monies where
you have represented yourself as a Local Authority? If so, please
give details of these organisations along with their contact
details and any recorded proof you hold?

6. Wigan Borough Council have stated that they are the Local
Authority. As you claim to be the Local Authority for housing, can
you provide me with recorded proof showing your legal title and any
applicable Acts or Statutes that enable Wigan & Leigh Housing
Company Limited, to use the status of Local Housing Authority and
the powers that accompany that status?

7. Are you, Wigan & Leigh Housing Company Limited, a privately
owned company? It is my understanding that you are a private
company. Please provide any recorded proof you hold to show the
ownership of this company.

8. Wigan Council in a recent FoI have claimed that they do not have
any franchises and brand names operating, but your website claims
that this company is owned wholly by Wigan Council. Please show me
recorded proof of your website's claims?

Yours faithfully,

A Ratchford
Yours faithfully,

A Ratchford

Dear Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council's handling of my FOI request 'Legal Title'.

This was supplied to you by Mr leigh on the 10-08-2015. As a review was requested by myself from W&LHCL, I assume that we are now at the review stage with this request.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address:

Yours faithfully,

A Ratchford