Dear Manchester City Council,
I would be grateful if you would supply a list of addresses for current HMO licensed properties in the Manchester area including the name(s) and correspondence address(es) for the owners. Thank you and I look forward to hearing from you soon.
Dear C. Kerry,
Re: Request for Information - Reference No: GAN/B8PCF6
Thank you for your request for information received by Manchester City
Council on 22 January 2019.
Please note that it may take up to 20 working days (19 February 2019) for
the Council to consider your request and to provide a formal response.
If this timescale needs to be extended to consider an exemption you will
be notified and kept informed.
If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact me.
PO Box 532
Email: [Manchester City Council request email]
Thank you for your request for information, which was received by
Manchester City Council on 22nd January 2019. Your request has been
considered under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000
The detail of your request and the Council’s response is provided below.
I would be grateful if you would supply a list of addresses for current HMO
licensed properties in the Manchester area including the name(s) and
correspondence address(es) for the owners.
Properties that meet the requirements under the Housing Act 2004 for
Mandatory HMO licensing are recorded on a public register. The HMO
Licensing Register is attached. It includes the licensed premises
addresses, the licensed holder's name, address and the managing agent's
name, address (if applicable). However, it does not include the owner's
name and address. The Council has determined that the information relating
to third parties should not be disclosed because disclosure would
contravene one or more of the data protection principles under the General
Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA 2018),
including the principle that requires that personal information should be
processed fairly and lawfully. This information is therefore exempt under
subsection 40 (2) and 40(3A) FOIA". This exemption is not subject to the
public interest test.
(See attached file: 18-19 HMO Register 07.01.19 Full.pdf)
Section 40 - Third Party Information
40(2) Any information to which a request for information relates is also
exempt information if:
(a) it constitutes personal data which do not fall within subsection (1),
(b) either the first or the second condition below is satisfied.
(3) the first condition is—
(a) in a case where the information falls within any of paragraphs (a) to
(d) of the definition of “data” in section 1(1) of the Data Protection
Act 1998, that the disclosure of the information to a member of the
public otherwise than under this Act would contravene—
(i) any of the data protection principles
Please note if you are not satisfied with this response you may ask for an
internal review. If you wish an internal review to be undertaken you should
contact the Democratic Services Legal Team, whose address is, PO Box 532,
Town Hall, Manchester, M60 2LA, email:
[Manchester City Council request email] in the first instance. A copy of
the Council’s access to information complaints procedure can be downloaded
If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review process, you
have the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a
The Information Commissioner can be contacted at:
Information Commissioner's Office
Tel: 01625 545700
Fax: 01625 524510
Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future
Acting Compliance & Enforcement Specialist
Housing Compliance & Enforcement Team
Housing Compliance & Enforcement Team
The Neighbourhoods Service
Growth and Neighbourhoods
Tel: 0161 245 7845
Email: [email address]