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Correspondence from landlords to Minister for Local Government, Housing and Planning: FOI release

Published: 8 Apr 2021

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

Published:
8 Apr 2021
Correspondence from landlords to Minister for Local Government, Housing and Planning: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/202100133477
Date received: 7 Jan 2021
Date responded: 4 Feb 2021
Information requested

Copies of all emails to Housing Minister Kevin Stewart from Landlords. Please could I request the following under the freedom of information legislation. From 1
November 2020 to present: (the date of the request 7 January 2021) Copies of all emails to Housing Minister Kevin Stewart from landlords.

I would be looking for any type of landlord, be that social or private. On your second question, if it can narrow the scope it would be particularly looking for landlords getting in touch about the effects of coronavirus on their properties/leases/tenants/livelihoods etc.

Response

Attached is a copy of some of the information you requested, as detailed in the table below. 

Doc. No.

Description of information

Annex1

Message from Scottish Parliament website

Annex2

No evictions

Annex3

CoVID 19 - support for HMO PRIVATE LANDLORDS

Annex4

Landlord Eviction Rights

Annex5

Eviction Notices Scotland

While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance we are unable to provide some of the information you have requested because an exemption(s) under section s.38(1)(b) (personal information) of FOISA applies to that information.

An exemption under section(section 38(1)(b) of FOISA (personal information) applies to some of the information requested because it is personal data of a third party, i.e. the names/contact details of individuals, and disclosing it would contravene the data protection principles in Article 5(1) of the General Data Protection Regulation and in section 34(1) of the Data Protection Act 2018. This exemption is not subject to the ‘public interest test’, so we are not required to consider if the public interest in disclosing the information outweighs the public interest in applying the exemption.

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FOI202100133477 - Annex 1-5

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Contact

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