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Freedom of Information Request

Deffered Payment Agreements

Received: 24 April 2019

I am writing to kindly request the following information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000:-
1. How many Deferred Payment Agreements were entered into by Barnet Council to assist home owners to pay their care home fees in:
Financial Year April 2016 ' March 2017………….
Financial Year April 2017 ' March 2018………….

2. What is the total amount paid out by Barnet Council towards the cost of care home fees for people with whom the council had entered into a Deferred Payment Agreement in place and which will have been charged against these individual properties in respect of:
Financial Year April 2016 ' March 2017………….
Financial Year April 2017 ' March 2018………….

3. If Barnet Council enters into a Deferred Purchase Agreement to assist someone to pay their care home fees, who selects the tenant of the house:
The Council? (Yes/No)
The Owner? (Yes/No)

4. If the council selects the tenant does it select individuals form the Council's waiting list for the property?
(Yes/No)

5. If Barnet Council enters into a Deferred Purchase Agreement to assist someone to pay their care home fees, does the Council itself let and manage the property?
(Yes/No)

6. If Barnet Council enters into a Deferred Purchase Agreement to assist someone to pay their care home fees, under the Deferred payment agreement.
Who is responsible for maintaining and insuring the property:
The Council? (Yes/No)
The Owner? (Yes/No)

7. What administrative and/or other charges does Barnet Council make to an individual to enter into a deferred property agreement? £……….Per DPA

8. What charge does the Council make for selling the property following the death of the individual? (if any) £………Per Property Sale

9. What is the average number of weeks between the death of the owner and the completion of the sale of the owner's property?
Average Number of Weeks………….

10. How many whole time equivalent members of staff does the Council employ to manage and administer Deferred payment arrangements?
.......Number of whole time equivalent

I would prefer to receive the information electronically in an effort to remain environmentally friendly and to allow you to provide the information promptly.

Outcome / Documents

  • Response (all information to be supplied) - application/pdf - Download

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