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Please find below a set of questions I am requesting answers to under the Freedom of Information Act.

  1. How many social housing residential properties have been empty for more than 6 months? If possible state the reason why the properties are empty e.g. 'due to poor state of repair'.  
  2. How many social housing residential properties are currently available and ready to move into? (categorise such as 1 bedroom flat, 2 bedroom etc)
  3. How many people are currently on a waiting list for social housing and what is the average time somebody is on the waiting list for?  
  4. What is the most commonly requested type of property? (3 bedroom house, bungalow etc)  
  5. Has the council got any plans to build more council homes and when is the building likely to commence? (categorise by type of property)
  6. How many tenants are currently seeking rehousing? (Also state the number wishing to down size or increase size) 
  7. How many social housing / council tenants currently have applications in via the Right to Buy scheme?
  8. How many properties were sold via Right to Buy in the last 24 months?   

Note: This request relates to social housing and housing stock owned via the council or via a housing association which is owned / linked to the council.

Request Date4 February 2016
Requested byIndividual
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