long term empty and uninhabitable empty properties in Portsmouth

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Dear Portsmouth City Council,
Please can you provide me with the following information under the
Freedom Of Information Act 2000:-

(a) addresses of “long term empty” and “uninhabitable empty
properties” that are not owned by individuals within Portsmouth;
and

(b) the number of Bedrooms for each the above Properties and

(c) the names of the owners of those properties referred to in (a)

“Individuals” means natural persons, or the beneficiaries of
deceased individuals, if they are also natural persons.

Yours faithfully,

Wajahat Niazi

FOI, Portsmouth City Council

Information Governance
Corporate Services
Civic Offices, Guildhall Square, Portsmouth, PO1 2AL
Telephone: 023 9268 8482


Reference: FOI2020/0571

Dear Wajahat Niazi,

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000
INFORMATION REQUEST ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

Thank you for your request for information received on 7th May 2020.

Your request is being considered in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and, subject to the points made below, we will aim to provide the information requested as promptly as possible within the statutory timescale of 20 working days. Please note however that, at this time, Portsmouth City Council is focusing resources on ensuring essential services continue to run during the Coronavirus pandemic and there may therefore be a delay.

If we need to obtain clarification from you to help us understand what information you require, we will contact you as soon as possible. If this is the case, the 20 working day time limit will not begin until the necessary clarification has been received.

The Act defines a number of exemptions that may prevent release of certain information. The Council will consider whether any of these exemptions apply and, where required by the Act, will carry out a Public Interest Test to decide whether information should be disclosed. If any information is to be withheld, we will explain which exemption applies. If a Public Interest Test is required, we will be entitled to extend the 20 working day time limit by a further reasonable period (of not more than another 20 working days) and will inform you if this is the case.

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If you have any queries or concerns, please contact the Information Governance Team at Portsmouth City Council, Civic Offices, Guildhall Square, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 2AL, telephone 023 9268 8482, e-mail [email address].

Yours sincerely

Sarah Gorvin
Information Governance Specialist

Portsmouth City Council
Civic Offices
Guildhall Square
Portsmouth
PO1 2BQ

T: 023 9268 8482
E: [Portsmouth City Council request email]
www.portsmouth.gov.uk

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From: Wajahat Niazi <[FOI #663063 email]>
Sent: 07 May 2020 12:16
To: FOI
Subject: Freedom of Information request - long term empty and uninhabitable empty properties in Portsmouth

Dear Portsmouth City Council,
Please can you provide me with the following information under the
Freedom Of Information Act 2000:-

(a) addresses of “long term empty” and “uninhabitable empty
properties” that are not owned by individuals within Portsmouth;
and

(b) the number of Bedrooms for each the above Properties and

(c) the names of the owners of those properties referred to in (a)

“Individuals” means natural persons, or the beneficiaries of
deceased individuals, if they are also natural persons.

Yours faithfully,

Wajahat Niazi

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FOI, Portsmouth City Council

 

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Customer, Community and Democratic Services
Civic Offices, Guildhall Square, Portsmouth, PO1 2AL
Telephone: 023 9268 8482
Fax: 023 9284 1327

Reference: FOI/2020/571

Dear Mr Wajahat Niazi

Further to our acknowledgement of your request, we need some clarification
from you so that we can provide you with an appropriate response.

Please can you confirm that this is for domestic properties only.

If you wish to telephone the office (on the number above) to talk through
this clarification, I would be more than happy to discuss the matter with
you.

The normal time limit for responding to a request for information, under
the Freedom of Information Act is 20 working days from the day after it is
received. However, where an authority reasonably requires further
information or clarification before it is able to respond to a request,
section 10(6)(b) of the FOIA specifies that the 20-day period for
compliance with the request begins when the authority receives the
information it requires to identify and locate the information requested.

The City Council would like to make you aware that if we do not receive
clarification within 30 days your request for information will be closed.

The Act defines a number of exemptions that may prevent release of some or
all of the information that you have requested. The City Council will
consider whether any of these exemptions apply and, where required by the
Act, whether it is in the public interest to release the information. If
we have to make a public interest test, the 20 working day time limit
might be extended. You will be informed if any information is withheld and
of your rights of appeal.

There may be a fee payable for this information and you will be informed
if this is the case. Any fee must be paid before the request is processed
and the information released. The 20 working day time clock will stop
until the fee is paid.

If you have any queries or concerns then please contact the Corporate
Information Governance Officer at Portsmouth City Council, Civic Offices,
Guildhall Square, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 2AL, telephone 023 9268 8482,
e-mail [2][email address].

Yours sincerely

Helen Magri
Corporate Information Governance Officers.

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Dear FOI,

Yes I would like to get information for domestic properties.

Yours sincerely,

Wajahat Niazi

Dear FOI,

Yes I would like information regarding domestic properties.

Yours sincerely,

Wajahat Niazi