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Freedom of information request response - 05647

FOI request

FOI ID number
05647
Regarding
Private landlord complaints
Request
  1. Between July 2016 and July 2018, how many complaints were received by your local authority regarding landlords of private rented properties?
  2. How many of those complaints related to:
    1. Failure to do repairs
    2. Failure to return deposits
    3. ‘Category 1’ hazards - please provide details.
    4. Wrongful eviction
    5. Rent increases
    6. Other
  3. During the same period, how many times did your local authority:
    1. Carry out an inspection on a private rented property?
    2. Start legal proceedings against a landlord? Of those, how many resulted in a successful prosecutions, and if so please provide details including penalties.

Our response

Response

Please note that the information held is in respect of the financial year.

  1. Between July 2016 and July 2018, how many complaints were received by your local authority regarding landlords of private rented properties?

    Year The number of complaints received per year for Private Rented Housing.
    2015/2016 47
    2016/2017 51
    2017/2018 35
  2. How many of those complaints related to:
    1. Failure to do repairs – Information not held
    2. Failure to return deposits - Information not held
    3. Category 1’ hazards - please provide details. – Information not held
    4. Wrongful eviction – Information not held
    5. Rent increases – Information not held
    6. Other

  3. During the same period, how many times did your local authority:
    1. Carry out an inspection on a private rented property?

      Year The number of HHSRS inspections carried out per year.
      2015/2016 36
      2016/2017 33
      2017/2018 20
    2. Start legal proceedings against a landlord? Of those, how many resulted in a successful prosecutions, and if so please provide details including penalties.

      Year The number of formal enforcement notices served: Hazard Awareness Notices.
      2015/2016 0
      2016/2017 0
      2017/2018 1


      Year The number of formal enforcement notices served: Improvement Notices (Category 1 and 2 Hazards).
      2015/2016 2
      2016/2017 3
      2017/2018 2


      Year The number of formal enforcement notices served: Prohibition Orders.
      2015/2016 0
      2016/2017 2
      2017/2018 0


      Year The number of formal enforcement notices served: Emergency Remedial Action.
      2015/2016 0
      2016/2017 0
      2017/2018 0


      Year The number of prosecutions commenced on formal notices per year.
      2015/2016 0
      2016/2017 0
      2017/2018 0

      Of those, how many resulted in a successful prosecutions, and if so please provide details including penalties.

      None

Response date
25 October 2018