Localism Act Private Sector Discharge of Duty to Homeless People

Elizabeth Wyatt made this Freedom of Information request to Lambeth Borough Council

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Dear Lambeth Borough Council,

Could I please have the following information for the period October 2013-January 2015:

Question 1
1a) The number of households given a private rented sector offer to discharge your full housing duty under Section 193 7AA-7AC of the 1996 Housing Act as amended by s.148 (5)-(7) Localism Act 2011.
1b) The number to 1a broken down for each local authority area into which they were offered housing (eg. 5 to Croydon).
1c) The number of households of 1a who actually took the private sector offer.

Question 2
2a) The number of households for whom you had a homelessness duty to and this was discharged through a private rented sector tenancy, but not through a Section 193 7AA-7AC offer (therefore excluding the numbers in 1a).
2b) The number to 2a broken down for each local authority area into which they were housed.

Question 3
3a) The number of households you have helped into private sector tenancies for whom you have no homelessness duty under the Housing Act 1996.
3b) The number to 3a broken down for each local authority area into which they were housed.

Question 4
4a) The number of households placed in temporary accommodation for whom you owed a homelessness duty.
4b) The number to 4a broken down for each local authority area into which they were temporarily housed.

Yours faithfully,

Elizabeth Wyatt

Stephen Pollock, Lambeth Borough Council

Information request
Our reference: IR97443

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Dear Sir/Madam
 
Freedom of Information Act 2000  IR97443
 
Thank you for your request for information that was received on 19 January
2015.
 
The full detail of your request is as follows:
 
Question 1
1a) The number of households given a private rented sector offer to
discharge your full housing duty under Section 193 7AA-7AC of the 1996
Housing Act as amended by s.148 (5)-(7) Localism Act 2011.

1b) The number to 1a broken down for each local authority area into which
they were offered housing (eg. 5 to Croydon).

1c) The number of households of 1a who actually took the private sector
offer.

Question 2
2a) The number of households for whom you had a homelessness duty to and
this was discharged through a private rented sector tenancy, but not
through a Section 193 7AA-7AC offer (therefore excluding the numbers in
1a).

2b) The number to 2a broken down for each local authority area into which
they were housed.

Question 3
3a) The number of households you have helped into private sector tenancies
for whom you have no homelessness duty under the Housing Act 1996.

3b) The number to 3a broken down for each local authority area into which
they were housed.

Question 4
4a) The number of households placed in temporary accommodation for whom
you owed a homelessness duty.

4b) The number to 4a broken down for each local authority area into which
they were temporarily housed.
 
We are dealing with your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000
and we aim to send a response by 16 February 2015 (which is 20 working
days beginning on the first working day after the date we received your
request).
 

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Angela Burch
Customer Services Officer
Freedom of Information Team
London Borough of Lambeth
 
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Dear Ms Wyatt

 

Thank you for your Freedom of Information Act request, logged with
reference number IR97443.

 

Please find the information you requested attached / below.

 

Question 1
1a) The number of households given a private rented sector offer to
discharge your full housing duty under Section 193 7AA-7AC of the 1996
Housing Act as amended by s.148 (5)-(7) Localism Act 2011.

 

Zero

1b) The number to 1a broken down for each local authority area into which
they were offered housing (eg. 5 to Croydon).

 

N/A

1c) The number of households of 1a who actually took the private sector
offer.

 

N/A

Question 2
2a) The number of households for whom you had a homelessness duty to and
this was discharged through a private rented sector tenancy, but not
through a Section 193 7AA-7AC offer (therefore excluding the numbers in
1a).

 

51

2b) The number to 2a broken down for each local authority area into which
they were housed.

 

Lambeth 19
Croydon 17

Greenwich 6

Wandsworth 2

Lewisham 2

Southwark 2

Bromley  1

Bexley 1

Merton 1

 

Question 3
3a) The number of households you have helped into private sector tenancies
for whom you have no homelessness duty under the Housing Act 1996.

 

We cannot respond to this without more information – can you clarify
whether this applies to households who we would have accepted a duty
towards but made an offer to prevent homelessness?  We will then seek to
respond to your clarified queries.

3b) The number to 3a broken down for each local authority area into which
they were housed.

Question 4
4a) The number of households placed in temporary accommodation for whom
you owed a homelessness duty.

 

1,356 households October 2013 to January 2015 inclusive.

4b) The number to 4a broken down for each local authority area into which
they were temporarily housed.

 

Please see the attached file.

 

 

 

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Dear FoI,

In response to your clarification, yes, Q3 does apply to households who you would have accepted a duty towards but made an offer to prevent homelessness. I look forward to the information requested in question 3.

Yours sincerely,

Elizabeth Wyatt

Dear FoI,

Hi I am still waiting for the answer to my question 3 after I clarified your question. This has now exceeded the 20 days.

Yours sincerely,

Elizabeth Wyatt

Nairne,Leah, Lambeth Borough Council

Dear Ms Wyatt

 

Please find below the information you requested.  I do apologise for the
delay in providing this additional data.

 

Kind regards

 

Leah Nairne

 

Row Labels Count of Borough
Barking and Dagenham 1
Barnet 2
Bexley 2
Brent 11
Bromley 11
Camden 1
Croydon 68
Ealing 3
Enfield 2
Greenwich 12
Hackney 12
Haringey 4
Kensington and Chelsea 1
Kingston upon Thames 1
Lambeth 118
Lewisham 29
Merton 1
Newham 1
Outside London Authority 1
Southwark 21
Tower Hamlets 1
Waltham Forest 1
Wandsworth 29
Westminster 2
Grand Total 335

 

 

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