Tag: Cllr Peter Griffiths

Brum landlord who didn’t care ordered to pay nearly £4k

A Birmingham landlord was ordered to pay £3,860 at Birmingham Magistrates Court today (14 September 2017) for failing to obtain an HMO licence and for breaching management regulations at a property in Oval Road, Erdington – after admitting he didn’t care about the property. Jabbar Khalid, age 25 of Cherrywood Road, Bordesley  Green, Birmingham pleaded […]

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Turning garage sites and pubs into 131 new homes

Birmingham City Council’s Cabinet will be asked to approve a two year house-building programme worth nearly £19 million at a meeting on Wednesday 13 September. The programme will see the council’s house building arm – Birmingham Municipal Housing Trust (BMHT) – deliver 107 new homes for social rent and 24 new homes for sale on […]

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London landlord fined for Selly Oak student property

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A landlord from London was ordered to pay £4,485.17 at Birmingham Magistrates Court today (17 August 2017) for breaching legislation designed to protect his student tenants at a property in Tiverton Road, Selly Oak. Amit Sharma, age 34, of Brocklebank Road, South West London, pleaded guilty to failure to obtain an HMO licence and breaching […]

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Tackling Brum’s housing shortage with creative thinking

Cabinet has approved a raft of measures to address the housing shortage in Birmingham today (Tuesday 25 July) with three specialist housing reports. ‘Incentivising self-build in the city’ puts forward a series of proposals to enable the development of new homes for self and custom build in Birmingham, including identifying and disposing of suitable council-owned […]

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Birmingham barrister landlord fined for fire hazard property

A Birmingham barrister and landlord from Erdington was ordered to pay £4,740 at Birmingham Magistrates Court today (6 July 2017) for failing to obtain an HMO licence and for breaching management regulations at a three storey property in Hunton Road, Erdington – including those regulations designed to protect tenants from fire. Lewis Perry, age 39, […]

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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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