Students in private accommodation

Request 

Dear sir,

I'm writing to you to request information under the FOI Act 2000. Specifically I request the following.

A) The number of students housed in private provided purpose built student accommodation (PBSA), provided by providers like Unite, IQ Student Accommodation and Liberty Living, for each of the last 8 academic years. This should be broken down by year, such that the figure for each year (e.g. 2012 = x number, 2013 = y number etc)

b) The number of bed rented under 'nomination agreements' (where the university enters into a contract with a private PBSA provided to guarantee a room will be filled by one of its students at a given rent), for any and all academic years that are available, broken down by year where possible.

c) Scanned copies of any documentation related to these 'nomination agreements'

Please provide this information in electronic format, as either a spreadsheet or scanned document where appropriate.

Yours sincerely,

Response

Dear Mr..,
 
I write further to your request for information dated 5 March 2019.  This request has been handled by the University in accordance with its duties and obligations under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 ("FOIA"). 
 
You requested details of:
 
A) The number of students housed in private provided purpose built student accommodation (PBSA), provided by providers like Unite, IQ Student Accommodation and Liberty Living, for each of the last 8 academic years. This should be broken down by year, such that the figure for each year (e.g. 2012 = x number, 2013 = y number etc)

b) The number of bed rented under 'nomination agreements' (where the university enters into a contract with a private PBSA provided to guarantee a room will be filled by one of its students at a given rent), for any and all academic years that are available, broken down by year where possible.

c) Scanned copies of any documentation related to these 'nomination agreements'  
 
Your request is refused, as the information is not held. The University does not record the requested information.
 
If you are not satisfied with the handling of your request, you may request an internal review.  Internal review requests should be submitted within two months of the date of receipt of the response to your original letter by writing to:

Chris Ince
University Secretary
London Metropolitan University
166-220 Holloway Road
London
N7 8DB
 
Email: c.ince@londonmet.ac.uk
 
If you remain dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have a right of appeal to the Information Commissioner at:
 
The Information Commissioner's Office
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Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF
 
Telephone:  0303 123 1113 or 01625 545745
Website:  www.ico.org.uk
 
There is no charge for making an appeal.
 
Kind regards,

Tracy Brathwaite
Information Compliance Officer
University Secretary's Office
London Metropolitan University
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London N7 8DB
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