I am writing to you to request the following information:

1) Can the council confirm their current number of Long Term Empty Domestic Properties as of the 13th May (those properties which have been empty for six months or older)
2) What work is the council currently undertaking or planning to undertake around reducing their long term empty properties in 2019?
3) During 2018 did you undertake any work around reducing your Long Term Empty Properties. If you did was this done using internal resource or a third party?
4) If yes is the answer to question three, did the council review every single long term property
5) Does the reduction of empty homes in the council area form part of your Housing strategy?
6) Does the council have a budget in place to help support the reduction of empty properties?
7) How much did the council spend on temporary accommodation during 2018?
8) Does the council offer financial support /loans to Long Term Empty property owners to help them bring properties back into use?

Thank you very much,

Rhys

FOI, Camden Borough Council

Dear Mr Thomas.

 

ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION REGULATIONS (EIR) 2004 – FOI12768.

 

Thank you for your request dated 15-05-19. We are dealing with it under
the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (EIRs) which are the
environmental equivalent of the Freedom of Information Act.  

 

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Kieran Heneghan  
Information & Records Management Officer

Law and Governance

Corporate Services

London Borough of Camden

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From: Rhys Thomas <[FOI #576556 email]>
Sent: 15 May 2019 16:47
To: FOI <[Camden Borough Council request email]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Long Term Empty Properties

 

I am writing to you to request the following information:

1) Can the council confirm their current number of Long Term Empty
Domestic Properties as of the 13th May (those properties which have been
empty for six months or older)
2) What work is the council currently undertaking or planning to undertake
around reducing their long term empty properties in 2019?
3) During 2018 did you undertake any work around reducing your Long Term
Empty Properties. If you did was this done using internal resource or a
third party?
4) If yes is the answer to question three, did the council review every
single long term property
5) Does the reduction of empty homes in the council area form part of your
Housing strategy?
6) Does the council have a budget in place to help support the reduction
of empty properties?
7) How much did the council spend on temporary accommodation during 2018?
8) Does the council offer financial support /loans to Long Term Empty
property owners to help them bring properties back into use?

Thank you very much,

Rhys

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Lewis, Philip (BSS), Camden Borough Council

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Dear Mr Thomas

 

ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION REGULATIONS  2004 - INFORMATION REQUEST

 

Thank you for your recent Environmental Information Regulations request
received on 15/05/2019 about long term empty properties.

 

We need to ask you to clarify your request so we can deal with it. 

 

You asked:

1) Can the council confirm their current number of Long Term Empty
Domestic Properties as of the 13th May (those properties which have been
empty for six months or older)
2) What work is the council currently undertaking or planning to undertake
around reducing their long term empty properties in 2019?
3) During 2018 did you undertake any work around reducing your Long Term
Empty Properties. If you did was this done using internal resource or a
third party?
4) If yes is the answer to question three, did the council review every
single long term property
5) Does the reduction of empty homes in the council area form part of your
Housing strategy?
6) Does the council have a budget in place to help support the reduction
of empty properties?
7) How much did the council spend on temporary accommodation during 2018?
8) Does the council offer financial support /loans to Long Term Empty
property owners to help them bring properties back into use?

 

Please can you clarify if this request is aimed at council owned
residential properties or privately owned residential properties.

 

Please can you provide the clarification within 3 weeks of today – so by
Friday 21/06/2019.  You can email it to me at the email address above. 
Please quote the reference number above.

 

Once you have clarified your request, we will be able to process it. 
However if you do not provide the clarification by the date requested your
request will lapse and we will close the case. 

 

I look forward to hearing from you soon.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Philip Lewis
Information and Records Management Officer
Law and Governance
Corporate Services
London Borough of Camden

Telephone:   0207 974 3755
Web:              [1]camden.gov.uk
5th floor

5 Pancras Square
London N1C 4AG

 

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Williams, Peter, Camden Borough Council

10 June 2019

 

Ref: FOI12768

 

Dear Mr Thomas

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - INFORMATION REQUEST

 

Thank you for your recent Freedom of Information request received on 15
May 2019 about long term empty domestic properties.

 

We need to ask you to clarify your request so we can deal with it. 

 

We would normally interpret your request to concern privately owned
properties that are on our register of long term empty properties.  Please
can you clarify whether this interpretation is correct - or does it also
include council and/or properties owned by other social landlords (e.g
housing associations).

 

Please can you provide the clarification within 3 weeks of today – so by
01 July 2019.  You can email it to me at the email address above.  Please
quote the reference number above.

 

Once you have clarified your request, we will be able to process it. 
However if you do not provide the clarification by the date requested your
request will lapse and we will close the case. 

 

I look forward to hearing from you soon.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Peter Williams
Information and Records Management Officer
Law and Governance
Corporate Services
London Borough of Camden

Telephone:   020 7974 7857
Mobile:          07917041035
Web:             [1]camden.gov.uk

5th Floor
5PS
5 Pancras Square
London N1C 4AG

From: Rhys Thomas <[2][FOI #576556 email]>
Sent: 15 May 2019 16:47
To: FOI <[3][Camden Borough Council request email]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Long Term Empty Properties

 

I am writing to you to request the following information:

1) Can the council confirm their current number of Long Term Empty
Domestic Properties as of the 13th May (those properties which have been
empty for six months or older)
2) What work is the council currently undertaking or planning to undertake
around reducing their long term empty properties in 2019?
3) During 2018 did you undertake any work around reducing your Long Term
Empty Properties. If you did was this done using internal resource or a
third party?
4) If yes is the answer to question three, did the council review every
single long term property
5) Does the reduction of empty homes in the council area form part of your
Housing strategy?
6) Does the council have a budget in place to help support the reduction
of empty properties?
7) How much did the council spend on temporary accommodation during 2018?
8) Does the council offer financial support /loans to Long Term Empty
property owners to help them bring properties back into use?

Thank you very much,

Rhys

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Hi there

The request for the number of long term empty properties refers to all domestic properties, be they publicly owned or privately-owned.

Thanks

Rhys

Lewis, Philip (BSS), Camden Borough Council

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Dear Mr Thomas

 

Thank you for your recent Environmental Information Regulations request. 
The response to your request is attached. 

 

We publish our responses on our Open Data Portal, you will be able to see
your response and others back to August 2017 [1]here. 

 

Thank you for your interest in Camden council

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

Philip Lewis
Information and Records Management Officer
Law and Governance
Corporate Services
London Borough of Camden

Telephone:   0207 974 3755
Web:              [2]camden.gov.uk
5th floor

5 Pancras Square
London N1C 4AG

 

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