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Private Housing

Requested on
Mon 23rd July, 2012
Reference
FOI 2173
Resolution
Information provided

Question

Question 2011/12 figures
1) How many complaints against private landlords concerning illegal eviction have you received in the financial year 2011/12?

2) How many complaints against private landlords concerning harassment have you received in the financial year 2011/12?

3) How many complaints against private landlords concerning category I or II hazards under the Housing Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS) have you received in the financial year 2011/12?

4) How many complaints against private landlords concerning unlicensed Houses in Multiple Occupation have you received in the financial year 2011/12?

5) How many complaints concerning financial scams (such as unfair charges, withheld deposits), against private landlords have you received in the financial year 2011/12?

6) Roughly, how many private landlords have you repeatedly dealt with that give you continued cause for concern?

7) How many cases against private landlords in total have you taken pre-enforcement action (such as a letter or verbal warning to the landlord) and in how many cases were you able to resolve the issue in the financial year 2011/12?
2011/12
Number of cases where pre-enforcement action taken
Number of cases where pre-enforcement action resolved the issue


8) On how many cases have you taken formal enforcement action (such as injunctions or court orders) against private landlords in the financial year 2011/12? and how many have been complied with?
2011/12
Number of enforcement actions initiated against private landlords
Number of enforcement actions complied with

9) How many prosecutions have you brought against private landlords in the financial year 2011/12? and how many were successful?
2011/12
Number of prosecutions brought against private landlords
Number of successful prosecutions against private landlords

10) i) What proportion and ii) how many of your local authority’s private rented properties meet the Decent Homes Standard?
Figure Year data collected (if known)
Proportion of private rented homes which meet the Decent Homes Standard
Total number of private rented homes which meet the Decent Homes Standard

12) When dealing with private landlords in the financial year 2011/12 have you seen cases where their behaviour or neglect has required the involvement other public services?
Yes/No If yes please can you estimate the number of cases
Fire (e.g. due to hazards in the property)
Health (e.g. hospitalisation of a tenant)
Police (e.g. prosecuting a landlord)
Other (please specify)

13) i) How many private landlords operating in your local authority are currently accredited (if you have an accreditation scheme); ii) what proportion is this of all private landlords and iii) what year did your accreditation scheme come into force?
Total number of accredited private landlords
Proportion of total private landlords
Year the accreditation scheme came into force
Our local authority does not run an accreditation scheme

14) Is there anything else you would like to tell us about how you deal with problem landlords in your area?

Answer

Following the above information request I am pleased to attach the completed questionnaire

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