A well-known local landlord pleaded guilty at Birmingham Magistrates Court today (6 July 2015) to failing to apply for a House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) licence and of breaching regulations. Amrik Singh Gill, age 56, of Vernon Avenue in Handsworth Wood was fined and has to pay a total of £19,418.57 for failing to obtain […]
Birmingham City Council’s new Cabinet Member for Neighbourhood Management and Homes, Cllr John Cotton, looks at the challenges and opportunities ahead. I’ve had the privilege of sitting in the council’s Cabinet for the last three years – wearing a number of different hats – and I’ve taken a close interest in housing and neighbourhood policy […]
A property letting company that failed to apply for House of Multiple Occupation (HMO) licences at three properties in north Birmingham has today been fined £8,000 at Birmingham magistrates’ court. Ultrabarn plc of Chester Road failed to apply for licences for three properties at Church Road and Chester Road in Erdington and Rectory Road in […]
Two empty properties in Erdington and Brandwood are going to auction next week following the successful intervention of Birmingham City Council’s Empty Properties Team. The three and four bedroom houses in Bilberry Road, Brandwood, and Slade Road, Erdington, were identified by the team as part of a group of ten properties that had been neglected […]
The historic decision to introduce unbranded cigarette packaging in England has been hailed a ‘a massive victory for public health in Birmingham’. Following a series of public consultations, MPs this afternoon voted in favour of the introduction, meaning that from next year every packet will look the same except for the make and brand name, with […]
Ex-smoker Theresa Mimnagh is looking forward to the trip of a lifetime Down Under – after saving thousands of pounds by giving up cigarettes.