Use of smart technology to improve maintenance in Council managed social housing

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Dear Wakefield City Council,

I am a post graduate student currently undertaking research in to whether the use of internet enabled 'smart' technology can be utilised to improve the efficiency of maintenance in the social housing sector.

Under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000, I would therefore be grateful if you could respond to the following questions:

1. Does your authority retain ownership and management of its social housing stock? If not, please could you provide contact details for the Housing Association(s), ALMO's etc., to whom your stock was transferred?

The following questions need only be answered if you continue to own and manage your social housing stock.

2. How many socially rented properties do you currently own?

3. Does the Council currently use any form of internet enabled smart technology to assist in the maintenance of its properties e.g. smoke alarms linked to a portal so maintenance personnel can identify when the alarm has been disconnected/failed? If so, please could you provide details of the types of devices utilised? Would you be willing to discuss your experience in more detail?

4. If the Council is not currently utilising any such technology, has the issue ever been considered? If so, please could you provide details as to why it was not pursued?

I thank you for your consideration of the above queries and I look forward to hearing from you in due course.

Yours faithfully,

Phil Hiscott

freedomofinformation, Wakefield City Council

Dear Mr Hiscott,


Freedom of Information Act 2000 - Request for Information


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


The Council transferred all its housing stock to Wakefield District
Housing in 2005, therefore we do not hold the information requested.


Please find contact details for Wakefield District Housing below:


Wakefield District Housing

Head Office - Merefield House,
Whistler Drive,
West Yorkshire,
WF10 5HX


OneCALL 0345 8 507 507




Please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any further queries
regarding this matter.


Yours sincerely


Senior Information Governance Officer

Information Management Team

Legal and Governance,

Wakefield Council, County Hall, Wakefield, WF1 2QW.

Email: [2][Wakefield City Council request email]

Tel: 01924 306112


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