Freedom of Information Request

Dropped Kerb - 16 Derby Avenue N12

Received: 12 April 2021

Dear Sir/Madam,
Under the Freedom of Information Act I would like to know the following, all in relation to a dropped kerb outside 16 Derbey Avenue, London N12:
1) The date of application for the dropped kerb outside no.16 Derby Avenue, N12.
2) The name of the original applicant, who I believe died over 11 years ago.
3) Confirmation that council tax was being paid by said applicant.
4) When did you receive notification of the death of the applicant and when did council tax stop being paid by said applicant.
5) the cost of installation and who paid it? And the cost of removal and who is expected to pay for it if the original applicant is deceased.
6) How many fines have been issued relating to the dropped kerb at 16 Derby Avenue, N12 since 2000.
I would also be keen to know from a legal perspective who becomes responsible for a drop kerb once the applicant leaves a property or passes away? A house cannot take ownership, it is not something that should be inherited without full knowledge, the council surely cannot assume that a new owner is liable for a dropped kerb? Are dropped kerbs mentioned in property deeds? Is it the councils responsibility to check with a new owner whether the dropped kerb is still required? I understood that the council should be informed of a death, therefore Barnet Council would presumably have known that the dropped kerb would not then be required. What checks are made to ascertain ownership of Barnet's 1,000s of dropped kerbs? 

Outcome / Documents

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