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Birmingham City Council scoops awards for training and building

Birmingham City Council has scooped two awards at this year’s Insider Midlands Residential Property Awards – one for its building scholarship programme and another for its social housing. Building Birmingham Scholarship took Skills and Training Scheme of the Year in recognition of the range of people the scholarship is benefiting, from those achieving first-class degrees […]

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Calling council tenant gardeners and neighbourhood heroes

Birmingham City Council’s Birmingham in Bloom competition is on the lookout for green fingered council tenants and neighbourhood heroes. The annual competition shines a light on council tenants and lease holders who green up their environment and take pride in their communities.  This year’s competition – which starts and closes earlier than previous years – is […]

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New programme to support small house builders

A new four year programme which will see small and medium sized house builders working for Birmingham City Council’s house building arm – Birmingham Municipal Housing Trust (BMHT) – was launched today (22 March 2017) at Birmingham’s Council House. Birmingham City Council’s cabinet member for housing and homes, Cllr Peter Griffiths, said:  “The development of […]

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110 more homes for Erdington help tackle housing shortage

Work is underway to complete a further 110 homes in Erdington – and the first of the new homes will be ready to hand over from April this year. The new homes are part of a second phase of redevelopment of the Lyndhurst housing estate by Birmingham City Council, providing both social housing for rent […]

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Perry Common regeneration enters final phase

A major project to regenerate Perry Common in Kingstanding has taken a step nearer completion with the beginning of the final phase of the development. The project brings together the Birmingham City Council housing builder – Birmingham Municipal Housing Trust – Lovell Partnerships and local residents of Perry Common through the Witton Lodge Community Association. […]

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Birmingham City Council’s apartments will soon be In-reach

Work is well underway at the Embankment apartments – the first housing project to be developed for the private rental sector by Birmingham City Council’s wholly owned company – Inreach Birmingham Limited (Inreach). The purpose-built market rent scheme will comprise of 92 furnished apartments: 24 X 1 bedroom and 68 x 2 bedrooms.  Designed to […]

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£183 million investment for Birmingham council housing

Birmingham City Council has approved a £183 million investment into its council housing today (Tuesday 14 February). Cabinet approved £168.626 million programme of investment into its stock of council properties and £14.797 million investment into other programmes, including adaptions, clearance and redevelopment costs within a total Housing Investment Capital fund budget of £358.969 million. Birmingham […]

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The way Birmingham allocates social housing is changing

Birmingham is changing the way it allocates social housing.  Everybody on the current housing register will get a letter over the next few weeks explaining the new scheme and the need to re-register straight away if they still need social housing. The new scheme will still ensure that social housing is allocated to those most […]

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Redress Scheme reminder – register or face a fine

By on 16/01/2017 in Cllr Griffiths, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council is issuing a New Year reminder to Letting Agencies and Property Managers – register with a Redress Scheme, or you could face a £5k fine. On 1 October 2014, the government brought in new rules which mean that all Lettings Agents and Property Managers involved in letting agency work and/or property management […]

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Moseley man jailed after lying to get a council house

By on 05/01/2017 in Cllr Griffiths, News with 0 Comments

A man from Moseley, Birmingham, was jailed for 16 months at Birmingham Crown Court today (5 January 2017) after lying to get a council house. Mr Mbarak Abdallah, aged 37, of Chinn Brook Road, Moseley, Birmingham pleaded guilty at Birmingham Magistrates Court on 8 December 2016 to two fraud offences for falsely completing both a […]

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