FOI request (FOI225957)
Private rented sector offers
Requested Wed 18 October 2017
Responded Wed 18 October 2017
I am writing to make a request under the Freedom of Information Act (2000).
I am interested in obtaining data on the discharge of the Council's statutory homeless duty, particularly with reference to private rented sector; I understand that the council can fully discharge the housing duty towards an applicant by making a 'private rented sector offer' (PRSO) under s. 193 (7AA)-(7AC) of the Housing Act 1996 as amended by s. 148 (5)-(7) Localism Act 2011.
I know that the council is not required to make a PRSO within borough, consequently some applicants are being made offers outside of the borough, and outside of London. Can you provide me with a breakdown of:
(a) the geographical location of the properties with which the council have made their PRSOs, and
(b) a summary of (i) the number of instances in which these properties are outside of the borough and (ii) within the borough.
The information will be recorded in the journal against each case, however we are unable to retrieve information from journals by reports.
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