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FOI 9886

Private rented housing

Request

I am writing to you today to request information for each financial year from 2009/10 through to 2013/14.

Under the freedom of information act, I request the following metrics:

- The number of EHO staff employed with responsibility for private sector rented housing

- The number of inspections of private rented properties carried out by these staff

- The number of prosecutions brought against private sector landlords by the Council

- The number of households placed in private rented sector (PRS) accommodation by the Council's housing service

- The number of 'retaliatory' or 'revenge' evictions they [EHOs] dealt with in 2013/14.

Response

The number of EHO staff employed with responsibility for private sector rented housing – 3.4

- The number of inspections of private rented properties carried out by these staff - 467

- The number of prosecutions brought against private sector landlords by the Council - NIL

- The number of households placed in private rented sector (PRS) accommodation by the Council's housing service - NIL

- The number of 'retaliatory' or 'revenge' evictions they [EHOs] dealt with in 2013/14. – 5 – These were complaints – alleged illegal eviction.