Local Reference Rent for caravan sites in Somerset

Jim Cook made this Freedom of Information request to Valuation Office Agency

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Dear Valuation Office Agency,

Please send me the data that shows how the local reference rent for caravan sites in Somerset is calculated.

if Somerset contains several different sub- regions , provide details for each.

I am interested in site rent at touring parks only.

Although I accept that you cannot send me any data giving personal information, I would like you to provide data such as

- in each area how many sites were sampled
- what is the rent charged at each site
- over what period of time

Yours faithfully,
Jim Cook

Harrison, Emma, Valuation Office Agency

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Dear Mr Cook

Please find the attached acknowledgement to your Freedom of Information
Request

<<2011-03-24 FOI Ack J Cook.pdf>>

Kind Regards

Emma Harrison | Customer Service Manager - Housing Allowances | National
& Central Services | Valuation Office Agency (VOA)
Durham NSO | Wycliffe House | Co Durham | DH1 3UW | 03000 501472
|[email address]

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Swinnerton, John D, Valuation Office Agency

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Dear Mr Cook,

Our ref: CCR/11722491.4/LHA

Thank you for your request for information on local reference rent for
site rents in Somerset.

I attach a document (pdf) showing the data available to rent officers
for use in the determination of a local reference rent (LRR). This
document includes the postcode and location of the site, the rent and
the frequency of the charge. Rent officers convert all rents into weekly
figures for comparison purposes and the weekly rent is shown in the
final column. The data included is for a range of sites as rent officers
must include data from more than a single source.

In determining the LRR the rent officer must exclude any rents that are
either exceptionally high or low and then add the highest rent, which is
not exceptionally high, to the lowest rent, which is not exceptionally
low and divide the sum by two to arrive at the LRR.

If I can be of further assistance please do not hesitate to contact me.

Yours sincerely

John Swinnerton
John Swinnerton | LHA Team Leader, Council Tax & Housing Allowances |
Valuation Office Agency (VOA)
Wingate House | 93-107 Shaftesbury Avenue | London | W1D 5BU | 07769
936358 | [email address]

<<Copy of Somerset Sites-j.cook.req.pdf>>

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