Unoccupied residential Council properties in Birmingham

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Dear Sir or Madam,

Could you please provide me with the list of all the residential properties owned by the Birmingham City Council which are currently unoccupied along with the duration of the UN occupancy

Yours faithfully,

K.Mandla

Birmingham City Council

Dear Sir / Madam,

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Donna Walton
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Dear Sir / Madam,

Freedom of Information Request

I am writing in respect of your recent enquiry for information held by the
Authority under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Please find herewith the following:

Could you please provide me with the list of all the residential
properties owned by the Birmingham City Council which are currently
unoccupied along with the duration of the UN occupancy.

Please find attached the list of addresses that are currently unoccupied
at the time of your request.

In terms of the "duration of unoccupancy"- we have the average figure for
the City for April 09 which was 43.7 or 44 days if rounded up.

The above figure measures from the date the outgoing tenant gives the keys
to us, up until the tenancy start date for the person who has been
allocated & accepted the property.

Whilst we have undertaken a thorough search of the information held by
Birmingham City Council, it may be that, due to the size and amount of
information held by Birmingham City Council, some information may have
been inadvertently missed.

If you have any information which may assist us in determining or locating
any missed information, we would be grateful if you would contact us with
details of this information, so that we can conduct a further search.

If you are not satisfied with the response you may ask for an internal
review. If subsequently you are not satisfied with the Council***s
decision you may apply to the Information Commissioner for a decision.
Generally, the ICO cannot make a decision unless you have exhausted the
complaints procedure provided by the Council. The Information Commissioner
can be contacted at the following address:

The Information Commissioner
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF

Telephone: 01625 545745
Web Address: [1]www.ico.gov.uk

Yours sincerely

Donna Walton
Governance Information Manager

Re use of Public Sector Information
The information provided is subject to Birmingham City Council copyright,
however, it may be re-used for personal, educational or non-commercial
purposes without further reference to the City Council. If the re-use is
for other purposes, such as commercial re-use, you should notify the City
Council in writing to seek approval or agree terms for re-use. Where
Birmingham City Council does not hold the copyright, it has indicated the
copyright holder. Permission for re-use should be sought from them
directly.

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Heather Brooke left an annotation ()

It's great that the council supplied the spreadsheet of vacant property but they didn't answer the requester's question to provide vacancy times for these properties. instead they have provided an overall average length of vacancy for all properties.
But still, a better response than most councils I'd say.

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