Number of HMOs

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Dear Oxford City Council,

Please can you provide information on how many HMOs there are in the city?

And the number of HMOs in the city for every year since 2005.

Yours faithfully,

Rabyah Khan

freedomofinformation, Oxford City Council

Dear Rabyah Khan,

Oxford City Council – Reference: 10189

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Information Governance Requests Officer

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Dear Rabyah Khan,
 
Oxford City Council – Reference: 10189
 
Further to the acknowledgement below, I can respond to your Freedom of
Information Act 2000 request received on  9th June 2021 as follows:
 
Please can you provide information on how many HMOs there are in the city?
 
Under section 21 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000, the Council is
not required to respond to requests where the information sought is
reasonably accessible by other means.   Information in respect of the HMO
register requirements under section 232 of the Housing Act 2004,  we
comply with by providing the full details on our web based Public Access
System. This is available via the following link:
 
The current number of HMOs with a licence:
 
[1]Register of HMO Licences | Register of HMO Licences | Oxford City
Council
 
 
And the number of HMOs in the city for every year since 2005.
 
HMO licensing  started in July 2006.Please find attached the number of
HMOs with a licence by calendar year.
 
 
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made.  You may do this by writing to the Monitoring Officer, by either
email – [email address] – or by post to Monitoring Officer, Oxford
City Council, St Aldate’s Chambers, St Aldate’s, Oxford, OX1 1DS.  After
the result of the internal review, if you remain dissatisfied, you may ask
the Information Commissioner to intervene on your behalf.  You may do this
by writing to the Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe Lane,
Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.
 
Yours sincerely
 
 
Kathryn Winfield
Information Governance Requests Officer
 
Kathryn Winfield | Information Governance Requests Officer | Oxford City
Council | Law and Governance | St. Aldate's Chambers | Oxford | OX1 1DS |
Email: [email address] | T: 01865 252007
My working days are Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays
 
Stop the virus from spreading. Keep Oxford safe.
Follow the guidance: Clean hands. Wear a face mask. Keep your distance.
Get tested if you have symptoms.
 
 
 
 

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