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Freedom of information request response - 06485

FOI request

FOI ID number
06485
Regarding
Regulation and Enforcement in the Private rented sector
Request

1) Please state the local authority you are responding on behalf of

2) Does the Local Authority currently operate an Empty Homes Premium Charge? Yes No

If you answered ‘No’ to Q.2, please just Q.3 for this section of the Council Tax survey.

3) If the Local Authority currently does not operate an Empty Homes Premium Charge, are there plans to introduce such a policy in the future? Please choose only 1 answer. Yes/No Planning to consult/Currently consulting

4) If you implemented an Empty Homes Premium Charge after April 2013, in what year did it come into force? 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 January to March 2019 April 2019 onwards

5) Did the Local Authority implement a new Empty Homes Premium Charge from April 2019? Please only choose 1 answer.

Yes/No/No but plan to implement a new charge in the future

6) For homes that have been empty for two years or more, what premium (%) of council tax is currently charged? 

7) How much (£) in additional Council Tax has the Local Authority collected from the Empty Homes Premium Charge since it has been in force?  

Landlord Licensing

8) Does your Local Authority currently operate a Selective Licensing Scheme? Yes/No

9) Is your Local Authority currently running a consultation on Selective Licensing? Please choose only 1 answer.
Consulting on a new scheme/Consulting on renewing an existing scheme/No consultation on Selective Licensing Consulting on both renewing and introducing a new scheme

10) Does your Local Authority currently operate an Additional Licensing Scheme? Yes/No

11) Is your Local Authority currently running a consultation on Additional Licensing? Please choose only 1 answer. Consulting on a new scheme/Consultation on renewing an existing Scheme/No consultation on Additional Licensing/Consulting on both renewing and introducing a new scheme 

Article 4 Direction

An Article 4 Direction is made by the local planning authority. It restricts the scope of permitted development rights either in relation to a particular area or site, or a particular type of development anywhere in the authority's area. Where an Article 4 direction is in effect, a planning application may be required for development that would otherwise have been permitted development. 

12) Does your Local Authority have any Article 4 Directions currently in place for HMOs? (C3 to C4) Yes/No/Other answer:

13) If answered yes to Q.12, what kind of designation is it? Please choose only 1 answer. Borough wide/city wide designation/Single designation of area/ Multiple single designated areas

14) Has your Local Authority formally consulted in the last 12 months on introducing an Article 4 Direction (C3 to C4)? Please choose only 1 answer. Yes/No

Currently consulting/Planning to consult

15) If answered yes, currently consulting or planning to consult to Q.14, does the Article 4 Designation come into force by December 2020? Yes/No/Other answer:

Our response

Response

1) Please state the local authority you are responding on behalf of

Eden District Council

2) Does the Local Authority currently operate an Empty Homes Premium Charge? Yes No

If you answered ‘No’ to Q.2, please just Q.3 for this section of the Council Tax survey.

Yes

3) If the Local Authority currently does not operate an Empty Homes Premium Charge, are there plans to introduce such a policy in the future? Please choose only 1 answer. Yes/No

Planning to consult/Currently consulting

N/A We implemented the Empty Property Premium in April 2013 and it has remained in place since then.

4) If you implemented an Empty Homes Premium Charge after April 2013, in what year did it come into force? 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 January to March 2019 April 2019 onwards

N/A

5) Did the Local Authority implement a new Empty Homes Premium Charge from April 2019? Please only choose 1 answer.

Yes/No/No but plan to implement a new charge in the future

We implemented the Empty Property Premium in April 2013 and it has remained in place since then.

6) For homes that have been empty for two years or more, what premium (%) of council tax is currently charged? 

50%

7) How much (£) in additional Council Tax has the Local Authority collected from the Empty Homes Premium Charge since it has been in force?  

Information not held.

Landlord Licensing

8) Does your Local Authority currently operate a Selective Licensing Scheme? Yes/No

No

9) Is your Local Authority currently running a consultation on Selective Licensing? Please choose only 1 answer. Consulting on a new scheme/Consulting on renewing an existing scheme/No consultation on Selective Licensing Consulting on both renewing and introducing a new scheme

No consultation on Selective Licensing

10) Does your Local Authority currently operate an Additional Licensing Scheme? Yes/No

No

11) Is your Local Authority currently running a consultation on Additional Licensing? Please choose only 1 answer. Consulting on a new scheme/Consultation on renewing an existing Scheme/No consultation on Additional Licensing/Consulting on both renewing and introducing a new scheme 

NO consultation on Additional Licensing

Article 4 Direction

An Article 4 Direction is made by the local planning authority. It restricts the scope of permitted development rights either in relation to a particular area or site, or a particular type of development anywhere in the authority's area. Where an Article 4 direction is in effect, a planning application may be required for development that would otherwise have been permitted development. 

12) Does your Local Authority have any Article 4 Directions currently in place for HMOs? (C3 to C4) Yes/No/Other answer:

We do not have any Article 4 Directions in place specifically for HMOs.

13) If answered yes to Q.12, what kind of designation is it? Please choose only 1 answer. Borough wide/city wide designation/Single designation of area/ Multiple single designated areas

N/A

14) Has your Local Authority formally consulted in the last 12 months on introducing an Article 4 Direction (C3 to C4)? Please choose only 1 answer. Yes/No Currently consulting/Planning to consult

No

15) If answered yes, currently consulting or planning to consult to Q.14, does the Article 4 Designation come into force by December 2020? Yes/No/Other answer:

N/A

Response date
17 January 2020