FOI request (FOI225167)
Housing Standards Enforcement
Requested Wed 18 October 2017
Responded Wed 18 October 2017
I am writing to request the information specified in the enclosed table under the 2000 Freedom of Information Act. The questions addressed to local authorities refer to Housing Standards Enforcement.
The answers are requested across the following financial years: 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17. If the information is/was held but is not available or accessible insert N/A in the appropriate cell. If the information is/was not kept insert N/A in the relevant cell. If questions cannot be answered because the cost of doing so is deemed to be unreasonable, please provide answers up until this point in the order they have been asked.
For Question 2, please provide the number of each type of hazard across the given categories of accommodation for all three years.
(e.g.2a Social Housing, 2014/15: F: 25 EC:10 DB :13 ...etc)
2014/15 - 8 (3 EHO) 2015/16 - 7 (2 EHO) 2016/17 - 14 (4 EHO) Increase as a result of Selective Licensing Scheme Q2 - We do not collate information broken down by the type of tenure of the property (Social, private rented, owner). However we can provide a breakdown of the number of hazards for the different ones specified - see attached spread sheet. Q3 - see attached spread sheet for information Q4 and Q5 - Information not held Q6 and Q7 - see attached spread sheet for information 8a - Yes
8b - NOTICE OF REFUSAL
The information you have requested would require us to manually check approx. 4000 cases therefore would exceed the time limit set out by the Information Commissioner therefore under S12 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 provides an exemption from the obligation to comply with a request for information if the estimated costs of complying with that request would exceed the prescribed appropriate limit. We estimate that the costs of complying with your request would exceed the appropriate limit by a significant amount. For this reason we feel unable to comply with this question.
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