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Dear Westminster City Council,

Under the Freedom of Information Act can I ask for the following information from your authority on the number of empty homes:

- How many private sector homes are currently deemed as long-term vacant in your local authority i.e. have been empty for over six months?
- How many of these properties have been vacant for over a) two years b) five years and c) ten years?
- How many of these currently empty properties are owned by a company registered overseas (not in the UK)?
- Of those empty homes that are owned by a company registered overseas (not in the UK) I would like a breakdown of which those countries are registered in.

I should prefer to receive these in electronic format at this email address. I would also like to draw your attention to the fact that the Land Registry publishes freely available data on which properties are owned by overseas companies which can be filtered by borough in case that is useful:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/hm-land-regi...

It would be helpful if you were to provide any brief notes which might be necessary to understand the context of the information provided, although I recognise that you are not obliged to do this.

Yours faithfully,

Sam Leon

Westminster City Council

Information request
Our reference: 6694334

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Information request
Our reference: 6694334

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Dear ‎Sir/Madam‏
 
Re. Freedom of Information Request 6694334
 
Thank you for your recent request to the Council. You asked to be provided
with the following information:
 

Scheme
Freedom of Information Act

Details
Under the Freedom of Information Act can I ask for the following
information from your authority on the number of empty homes:

- How many private sector homes are currently deemed as long-term
vacant in your local authority i.e. have been empty for over six
months?

- How many of these properties have been vacant for over a) two
years b) five years and c) ten years?

- How many of these currently empty properties are owned by a
company registered overseas (not in the UK)?

- Of those empty homes that are owned by a company registered
overseas (not in the UK) I would like a breakdown of which those
countries are registered in.

I should prefer to receive these in electronic format at this
email address. I would also like to draw your attention to the
fact that the Land Registry publishes freely available data on
which properties are owned by overseas companies which can be
filtered by borough in case that is useful:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/hm-land-regi...

It would be helpful if you were to provide any brief notes which
might be necessary to understand the context of the information
provided, although I recognise that you are not obliged to do
this.

 
Response
 
It is considered that this request (6694334) is a duplicate of request
6681333 submitted on the same day which asks for the same information.
 

As a result, this request (6694334) will be refused under section 14 (2)
of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 on the basis that it is a repeated
request.

This response acts as a Refusal Notice under section 17 of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 in respect of this information.

Please note you will not receive any further correspondence under this
reference (6694334) but that the earlier request 6694334 will be processed
in the usual way in line with the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request please contact
the Knowledge & Information Management Team at:

ICT Shared Services
5 The Strand
London
WC2N 5HR
[email address]

 
Further information is also available from the Information Commissioner
at:
 
Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF
 
Tel: 0303 123 1113 or 01625 54 57 45
Fax: 01625 524510
Web: [1]www.ico.gov.uk
 
Yours faithfully
 
 
Information Management Team
Westminster City Council
Information Services
Tel: 0207 641 3921
Email: [2][Westminster City Council request email]
Web: [3]www.westminster.gov.uk
 
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