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F15/874

Squatting

Request DescriptionI would like to make a request under the Freedom of Information Act.

 

Please could you provide me with the following information for every year for the last 20 years (or as far as your records go back):

a) The number of  evictions made of squatters and  occupiers from vacant and unoccupied residential  properties across the borough.

b)  The number of  evictions made of squatters and  occupiers from vacant and unoccupied commercial  properties across the borough. NB. I appreciate that your historical statistics might merge these figures - please could you mark this in a third column, entitled 'residential/commercial'.

c) The number of officers you have working on the eviction of illegal squatters.

d) The amount of money spent on legal fees in evicting people from  squatted  properties.

e) The amount of money spent  in total  in evicting people from squatted properties.

Request Date11 December 2015
Requested byIndividual
Released Date  

16 December 2015  

Response

The council does not have any records of undertaking any evictions of squatters from council owned residential or commercial premises in last 20 years.

The council would not be party to evictions from privately owned premises, or premises owned by other organisations.

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Refusal