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Selective landlord licensing

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Dear Middlesbrough Council,
How many catagory 1 and 2 complaints were received from the start of the selective landlord initiative in North Ormesby? How many catagory 1 and 2 issues were resolved at a satisfactory conclusion for the complainants?
How many officers are currently employed to work on the selective landlord initiative?

How many properties, evidenced as drug houses have been shut down via the selective landlord initiative?

Yours faithfully,

Dora wing

foi, Middlesbrough Council

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Dear Ms Wing

 

REF NO: 013631

 

Thank you for your recent enquiry, received on 08/11/2018, in relation to
Selective Licensing. I can confirm that your enquiry is receiving
attention and a response will be provided within 20 working days following
receipt of your enquiry as allowed under the Freedom of Information Act
legislation.

 

In some circumstances a fee may be payable and if that is the case, I will
let you know the likely charges before proceeding.

 

Please do not hesitate to contact me direct on (01642) 729696/729698 or
email [Middlesbrough Council request email] should you require any further advice or
assistance with this or any other matter.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Saul Cleary

Public Information Officer

 

Finance Governance & Support

Strategy Information & Governance

Middlesbrough Council

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dear foi,
By law the authority should have replied to my request within 20 days! I would like to request an internal review

Yours sincerely,

Dora wing

Dear foi,

By law my FOI should have been answered within 20 days, I am requesting an internal review

Yours sincerely,

Dora wing

foi, Middlesbrough Council

 

Dear Ms Wing

 

REF NO: 013631  

 

I am writing to confirm that Middlesbrough Council has now completed its
search for the information you requested on 8^th November 2018.  Please
accept my sincere apologies for the delay in responding to your request.

 

In your request you asked for the following information:

 

How many category 1 and 2 complaints were received from the start of the
selective landlord initiative in North Ormesby? How many category 1 and 2
issues were resolved at a satisfactory conclusion for the complainants?

 

Response:  

 

In 2015 Prior to the scheme starting: 2 cat 1 hazards and 21 cat 2 hazards
from 6 Housing Health & Safety Rating System (HHSRS) inspections.

 

Between the commencement of the scheme and June 2018, 147 cat 1 hazards
and 1239 cat 2 hazards out of 581 inspections.  All cat 1 and cat 2
hazards were resolved to a satisfactory conclusion.

 

How many officers are currently employed to work on the selective landlord
initiative?

 

Response:   

 

7 Officers

 

How many properties, evidenced as drug houses have been shut down via the
selective landlord initiative?

 

Response:   

 

If the question relates to the Power to Close Properties by virtue of
section 80 Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 the answer
is nil; however, our default position is to always work with the
owner/landlord of the property first unless there is evidence of their
complicity. We have actively worked with 11 landlords who have served
eviction notices and obtained possession of their property back from the
tenants in circumstances where the evidence or intelligence indicated it
was being used as a drug house.  We are currently working with a further 2
landlords for a further 2 properties

 

If you have any queries about this response, please do not hesitate to
contact me direct on (01642) 729696/729698 or email
[1][Middlesbrough Council request email]. Please remember to quote the reference number
shown above in any future communications.

If you are unhappy with the way your request has been handled you may ask
for an internal review within 40 days of receipt of the response. You
should write to:-

Ann-Marie Johnstone

Corporate Strategy Manager

P.O. Box 500,

Civic Centre,

Middlesbrough.

TS1 9FT

 

If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have
the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for an
independent review. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: -

 

Information Commissioner’s Office,
Wycliffe House,
Water Lane,
Wilmslow,
Cheshire,
SK9 5AF

Yours sincerely

 

Steph Robson

Information & Compliance Officer

 

Finance, Governance & Support

P.O. Box 500,

Civic Centre,

Middlesbrough.

TS1 9FT

Tel. 01642 729696

 

Email: [2][Middlesbrough Council request email]

 

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foi, Middlesbrough Council

Dear Ms Wing

I refer to your email dated 8 December 2018. I confirm that a response was provided to your request on 9th December 2018, please confirm if you still want to proceed with your request for an internal review?

Please do not hesitate to contact me direct on (01642) 729696/729698 or email [Middlesbrough Council request email] if you have any queries relating to this matter. Please remember to quote the reference number shown above in any future communications.

Yours sincerely

Steph Robson
Information Requests Coordinator

01642 729696
Finance, Governance & Support, Strategy, Information & Governance, Middlesbrough Council, PO Box 500, Civic Centre, Middlesbrough, TS1 9RH
[email address]
Post Code for Sat Nav TS1 2RT

Website: www.middlesbrough.gov.uk

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