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Private Landlord Complaints

Requested on
Tue 14th June, 2011
Reference
FOI 1343
Resolution
Information provided

Question

1) How many complaints against private landlords concerning illegal eviction have you received in each financial year since 2006/07?
2) How many complaints against private landlords concerning harassment have you received in each financial year since 2006/07?
3) How many complaints concerning category I or II hazards under the Housing Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS) against private landlords have you received in each financial year since 2006/07?
4) How many complaints concerning unlicensed Houses in Multiple Occupation have you received in each financial year since 2006/07?
5) How many complaints concerning financial scams (such as unfair charges, withheld deposits), against private landlords have you received in each financial year since 2006/07?
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 each financial year since 2006/07?
8) On how many cases have you taken formal enforcement action (such as injunctions or court orders) against private landlords in each financial year since 2006/07 and how many have been complied with?
9) How many prosecutions have you brought against private landlords in each financial year since 2006/07 and how many were successful?
10) Of all the successful prosecutions made against private landlords since 2006/07, what costs were awarded to the local authority, and what was the penalty made against the private landlord?
11) How many full-time equivalent staff have you had working on enforcing standards in the private rented sector in each financial year since 2006/07?
12) Is there anything else you would like to tell us about how you deal with problem landlords in your area?

Answer

Please find attached the information you have requested.

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