Hello my name is ***** ***** I will help you with this.
What additional information are they asking for please?
They are asking my husband to fill in the freedom of information act as to who has an interest in this property and if he pays rent
Ok - well its Freedom of Information does not apply to you - you are not a public body
In any event they have no right to know who he pays the rent to etc.
That is between you and the Landlord
They can only really ask it if they are thinking of a compulsory purchase
But in any event they can find this information on the Land Registry
Therefore he should write back, say its nothing to do with them and the Freedom of Information Act does not apply
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
the form states that it is miscellaneous provisions act 1976 section 16 which states I could be fined if I don't fill this in within 16 days
waiting for a reply to the above
Do they specify the function which they exercise in their request?
the only information on the back is exactly what it states on section 16 of the 1976 act
Well it is an invalid notice
Section 16 states:
"a notice specifying the land and the function and the enactment which confers the function and requiring the recipient of the notice to furnish to the authority, within a period specified in the notice , the nature of his interest in the land "
Therefore they need to serve notice to say what function they are requiring.
In any event you are only required to say you are the occpupier
You dont have to say who the Landlord is
Does that help?
Thanks I just spoke to the local authority and they told me that they have served notice on my husband for non compliance and need this info to ensure that they have served notice on the correct person
But the Act does not say that.
The notice is defective - they need to say what enactment and what they need the information for.
Also your husband only needs to say what his interest in the land is. The Act does not say he needs to say who the Landlord is, how much he pays etc
Does that clarify?