We sent a FOI request to Merton Council about empty housing association homes.
Here is the response received today:
We have now considered your information request as set out below.
We understand that there is currently a number of empty homes on Ravensbury that have remained empty due to inconclusive discussions between Circle Merton Priory Homes and Merton Council’s allocation team.
Therefore would it be possible to know how many homes currently remain empty (ie uninhabited) on Merton Council’s allocation team records for over one month, over two months and in excess of three months?
Would it also be possible to attribute the reason why they have remained empty? Statistical results would be sufficient. For example: 10% due to remedial works.
Information not held. Merton Council does not own any housing stock. All council housing was transferred to Circle Housing Merton
Priory, a Housing Association, in 2010. Housing Associations are not subject to the FOI Act, so they do not have to respond to information requests. However,
Circle Housing Merton Priory may choose to answer your request if you submit it to them. Their contact details are on their website, which is:
Ravensbury Residents Association RRA