FOI Request Vacant Homes

Request 101001664569

Can I ask for the following information from your authority on the number of empty homes:

• How many private sector homes are currently deemed as long-term vacant in your local authority i.e. have been empty for over six months?

• How many of these properties have been vacant for over a) two years b) five years and c) ten years?
• In the year 2016-2017 how many empty homes have been brought into use? (By that I mean are now occupied)
• How many Empty Dwelling Management Orders (EDMOS) has your authority used in 2017 to date; 2016; 2015; 2014 and 2013? Please could I have this information broken down by calendar year?

It would be helpful if you were to provide any brief notes which might be necessary to understand the context of the information provided, although I recognise that you are not obliged to do this.

Response 06-12-2017 

?  2018

? As our reporting tool does not report on the start date of the property becoming empty, each account would need to be checked to ascertain this date. At roughly 5 minutes per account for 2018 accounts, this would equate to over 168 hours of work and would exceed the 40 hour limit therefore this information is exempt under Section 12 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

? As our reporting tool does not report on the start date of the property becoming empty, each account would need to be checked to ascertain this date. At roughly 5 minutes per account for 2018 accounts, this would equate to over 168 hours of work and would exceed the 40 hour limit therefore this information is exempt under Section 12 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

? None

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