I am writing to make an open government request for all the information to which I am entitled under the Freedom of Act 2000.
I am performing a research piece for a nationwide charity on the abundance of vacant property in the UK.
I am keen to demonstrate the unfortunate waste of space under current practices with concrete evidence. Would you please provide me with the following information for commercial premises which are currently vacant and where the ratable
value of the property exceeds £10,000 and the account holder is liable for empty property rates.
The full address including postcode Property reference number The name of the account holder where it is not an individual (if it is, please leave it blank)The rateable value of the property The date on which the premises first became vacant The type of property (if such information is easily included)I would be grateful if the information could be provided in an excel format if possible.
If this request is too wide or unclear, I would be grateful if you could contact me as I understand that under the Act, you are required to advise and assist requesters.
If all this information is already in the public domain, please can you direct me to it with page references and URLs if necessary.
If the release of any of this information if prohibited on the grounds of breach of confidence, I ask that you supply me with copies of the confidentiality and remind you that information should not be treated as a confidential if such an agreement has not been signed.
Please find attached a spreadsheet in support of the below request for information.