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Prosecutions of ‘rogue landlords’ between January 2015 and July 2022

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Dear FOI Team,

I write under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act to request data relating to the number of ‘rogue landlords’ successful prosecuted between January 2015 and July 2022.

In the context of this request, the term ‘rogue landlord’ is defined as a landlord who ‘knowingly flouts their obligations by renting our unsafe and substandard accommodation to tenants, many of whom may be vulnerable.'

As part of this, I would like the information broken down into the following:

i) The number of rogue landlords not complying with safety regulations identified by this authority between January 2016 and July 2022;

ii) Of this amount, the number of rogue landlords not complying with safety regulations that were successfully prosecuted during the requested time frame;

iii) Of the total amount, the number of rogue landlords not complying with safety regulations that were unsuccessfully prosecuted during the requested time frame;

iv) Of the total amount, how many rogue landlords not complying with safety regulations that have been punished via other means, e.g. fines.

Please present the information in Excel format.

Yours faithfully,

Oliver Murphy

Information Compliance-Officer, Bracknell Forest Borough Council

Dear Oliver Murphy

Thank you for your request for information, below, which was received by the Council ( 27/09/2022) and we will answer your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. The FOI Act obliges us to respond to requests promptly, and in any case no later than 20 working days (by 24/10/2022) unless it is necessary to consider the public interest, in which case a full response must be provided within such a time as is reasonable in the circumstances and I will write to you again if this occurs.

If you have any queries about this letter, please contact us. Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future correspondence.

Yours sincerely

Information Compliance Team
Legal Services
Delivery
Bracknell Forest Council
Tel: 01344 352000
Email: [Bracknell Forest Borough Council request email]
Web: www.bracknell-forest.gov.uk

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Information Compliance-Officer, Bracknell Forest Borough Council

Dear Oliver Murphy

 

I am writing to confirm that the council has completed the processing of
your request for information.

 

Please find below a copy of your request, followed by the Council’s
response.

 

Request

 

I write under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act to request data
relating to the number of ‘rogue landlords’ successful prosecuted between
January 2015 and July 2022.

 

In the context of this request, the term ‘rogue landlord’ is defined as a
landlord who ‘knowingly flouts their obligations by renting our unsafe and
substandard accommodation to tenants, many of whom may be vulnerable.'

 

As part of this, I would like the information broken down into the
following:

 

i) The number of rogue landlords not complying with safety regulations
identified by this authority between January 2016 and July 2022;

 

ii) Of this amount, the number of rogue landlords not complying with
safety regulations that were successfully prosecuted during the requested
time frame;

 

iii) Of the total amount, the number of rogue landlords not complying with
safety regulations that were unsuccessfully prosecuted during the
requested time frame;

 

iv) Of the total amount, how many rogue landlords not complying with
safety regulations that have been punished via other means, e.g. fines.

 

Response

 

i) The number of rogue landlords not
complying with safety regulations
identified by this authority between 33 notices served and complied
January 2016 and July 2022; with or still in process
   
ii) Of this amount, the number of rogue
landlords not complying with safety
regulations that were successfully
prosecuted during the requested time frame;  NA
   
iii) Of the total amount, the number of
rogue landlords not complying with safety
regulations that were unsuccessfully
prosecuted during the requested time frame;  NA
   
iv) Of the total amount, how many rogue
landlords not complying with safety
regulations that have been punished via
other means, e.g. fines.  NA

 

 

You may also find it helpful to refer to our web page
[1]https://www.bracknell-forest.gov.uk/busi...
which contains other helpful information as well.

 

 

If you have any queries about this matter please contact me. Please
remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

 

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and will be disclosed in that event.

 

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contacted at: The Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water
Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Information Compliance Team

Legal Services

Delivery

Bracknell Forest Council

Tel: 01344 352000

Email: [email address]

Web: www.bracknell-forest.gov.uk

 

 

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