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FOI 8749

HMO Licensed Properties

Request

I would like to request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 a list of HMO licensed properties alongside the property owners contact details.

The details are for basic surveys on life as a HMO Landlord/Investor and the details needed are Property Address that is licensed, owner, how many tenants/rooms that the property is licensed for, email address, address and telephone number if possible.

Response

With reference to your recent request under the Freedom of Information, I can confirm that a list of licensed HMOs is published online which includes the name of the license holder. This can be found at: http://www.brentwood.gov.uk/pdf/28112013153903u.pdf.

Planning applications for change of use to an HMO would also have the name of the applicant on them (and be made public) as well.

However, with regard to your request for the contact details of the Landlords, while I can confirm that Brentwood Borough Council holds this information, I am not releasing this information to your because it is exempt under Section 40 (personal information) of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), as the information constitutes third party data. Section 40(2) provides that personal data about third parties is exempt information if one the of conditions set out in Section 40(3) is satisfied. Under the FOI Act disclosure of this information would breach the fair processing principle contained in the Data Protection Act 9DPA, where is would be unfair to that person