Threatened with homelessness - Section 21 notices
Dear Haringey Borough Council,
Since May 2018 councils have had a certain homeless duty (the "prevention duty") triggered when a person is eligible and threatened with homelessness. Threatened with homeless now includes being issued with a Section 21 notice.
For every month since May 2018 to present, please confirm the number of households who have approached the council seeking homeless assistance due to receiving a Section 21 notice.
Please see email below which is for your organisation to respond to.
Corporate Feedback Officer
Corporate & Customer Services
5th Floor, Alexandra House, 10 Station Road, Wood Green, London N22 7TR
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Dear Jo Staines,
Freedom of Information Request: LBH/10641521
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Dear Ms Staines
Re: Freedom of Information Act Request ref: LBH/10641521
Thank you for your request for information received on 6th January 2021,
in which you asked for the following:
Since May 2018 councils have had a certain homeless duty (the "prevention
duty") triggered when a person is eligible and threatened with
homelessness. Threatened with homeless now includes being issued with a
Section 21 notice.
For every month since May 2018 to present, please confirm the number of
households who have approached the council seeking homeless assistance due
to receiving a Section 21 notice.
My response is as follows:
We do not record information in such way that cases with a s21 can be
identified without reviewing each individual case, which would take longer
and cost more than reasonable for the purpose of an FOI. Cases are
recorded as having a threat of homelessness from the private sector, but
this would not always be the result of having been issued a Section 21
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us to conduct an Internal Review. If so, If so, please contact
the Corporate Feedback Team. (Please note you should do so within two
months of this response.)
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be able to help you. However they would normally expect the local
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of the request before they will accept the referral.
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