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Overcrowding

Requested on
Fri 15th August, 2014
Reference
FOI 4838
Resolution
Information provided

Question

I would like to request some information about overcrowding.

1.How many properties, both private and social housing, has the council received complaints about overcrowding since January 2010?

Could you please provide the figures for each calendar year. If not, financial year is fine.

2. How many complaints has the council received about overcrowding in properties managed or owned by letting agents since January 2010?

Could you please provide the figures for each calendar year. If not, financial year is fine.

3. Has the council ever received a complaint or report about landlords or letting agents not paying housing benefits to the property owner? If so, please state:
a) The number of cases for each year since January 2010.
b) The value of housing benefits not paid for each year since January 2010.
c) The action, if any, taken by the council as a result.

Answer

1.How many properties, both private and social housing, has the council received complaints about overcrowding since January 2010?
Year: No. Overcrowding Complaints received:
2010 51
2011 82
2012 59
2013 80

2. How many complaints has the council received about overcrowding in properties managed or owned by letting agents since January 2010?  We do not hold this breakdown.

3. Has the council ever received a complaint or report about landlords or letting agents not paying housing benefits to the property owner?  The council would not become involved with disputes of this nature, therefore no information is held.

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