FOI Request - Housing Register - Overcrowding

Request 101000185382

1. The number on your housing register in overcrowded conditions as of 1/4/13 - as defined as one or more bedrooms below bedroom standards - and the current figure.

2. The number of your housing register in severely overcrowded conditions as of 1/4/13 - as defined as two or more bedrooms below bedroom standards - and the current figure.

3. The number of your properties vacated since 1/4/13 by those affected by the under occupancy Housing Benefit penalty.

4. The number of cases in your area that were affected by the under occupancy charge as at 01 April 13 and that are no longer in receipt of Housing Benefit.

Response 09-10-2013

1. This information is readily available here and is therefore exempt under Section 25(1) of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

2. This information is readily available here and is therefore exempt under Section 25(1) of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

3. 24 properties have been vacated by affected tenants since 1/4/13, which includes 2 as a result of death  

(NB 8 properties were also vacated by affected tenants during Feb-March in the run up to the charge being introduced)

4. We cannot provide this data. Updates of Council tenants affected (or considered likely to be affected during the Feb-Mar run up period) provided by Revenues suggests that in total 249 Council tenants who have been listed as affected at some point have subsequently either come off benefit or their circumstances have changed so that they are no longer affected by the charge.

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