Tag: Housing

Council welcomes £400k grant for rough sleepers

Birmingham City Council and Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council have successfully bid for £400,000 of government funding to help get people new to the streets the rapid support that they need. The Rough Sleeping Grant will be used to support people by offering them a safe place to sleep, physical and mental health checks and substance […]

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Council welcomes support on homelessness prevention

By on 21/12/2016 in Bulletin, Leader, News with 0 Comments

Today (December 21), the Government has made an announcement confirming financial support to the tune of £1.7million for Birmingham City Council’s efforts to prevent homelessness. Details of the announcement, made as part of the Goverment’s Homelessness Prevention Trailblazer scheme, can be found here. The funding could help up to an additional 9,000 people by tackling […]

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Three Brum landlords to pay £8k for breaching regs

By on 08/12/2016 in Cllr Griffiths, News with 0 Comments

Three rogue landlords were ordered to pay a total of £8,028.10 at Birmingham Magistrates Court today (8 December 2016) for failing to obtain HMO licences and breaching legislation designed to protect tenants in houses in multiple occupation, after council housing officers investigated and prosecuted them. Mohammed Majid, age 31, of South Road, Hockley, Birmingham pleaded […]

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Brum landlord and lettings agents fined for student house

By on 02/12/2016 in Cllr Griffiths, News with 0 Comments

A Birmingham landlord from Harborne and a letting agents from Selly Oak were fined a total of £5,590 at Birmingham Magistrates Court today (2 December 2016) for failing to obtain an HMO licence and for breaching management regulations at a three-storey student property in North Road, Selly Oak. Ashley Borne Sales and Lettings Ltd of […]

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Working together to help rough sleepers

By on 28/11/2016 in Blog, Partnerships with 0 Comments

Acting Strategic Director for Place at Birmingham city Council, Jacqui Kennedy, talks about St Basils’ Sleep Out, sleeping rough and a coordinated approach. On Friday night I joined hundreds of people for St Basils’ Big Sleep Out.  This is an annual event which brings people together to sleep out for the night in plastic covered […]

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Go-ahead for ambitious homes and jobs plan

By on 24/11/2016 in Cllr Clancy, News with 0 Comments

The Birmingham Development Plan (BDP) setting out a 15-year strategy to deliver thousands of new homes and jobs can be formally adopted and approved by Birmingham City Council, the Government has confirmed.

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Brum landlord to pay £7k and do 150 hours community service

By on 14/11/2016 in Cllr Griffiths with 0 Comments

A Birmingham landlord has been ordered to pay more than £7,000 and given 150 hours of community service at Birmingham Magistrates Court today (14 November 2016) for breaching regulations and forcing his tenants out of their home in Yardley Wood Road, Moseley, Birmingham. Mr Zahid Khan age 30, also of Yardley Wood Road, Moseley, Birmingham […]

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Another Chinese boost for Birmingham housing

By on 04/11/2016 in Cllr Clancy, News with 0 Comments

City Council leader John Clancy’s recent trade mission to Hong Kong and China has resulted in a second major housing boost for Birmingham.

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Birmingham landlord fined £5k for defective student property

By on 27/10/2016 in Cllr Griffiths, News with 0 Comments

A Birmingham landlord from Hall Green was fined £5,037.97 at Birmingham Magistrates Court today (27 October 2016) for failing to obtain an HMO licence and for breaching management regulations at a property in North Road, Selly Oak. Allah Ditta, age 71 of Green Road, Hall Green, Birmingham pleaded guilty to failing to obtain an HMO […]

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Birmingham City Council set to approve 500 new homes

By on 11/10/2016 in Cabinet, Cllr Clancy, News with 0 Comments

Cabinet will be asked to approve two reports on 18 October which set out plans to build more than 500 new houses and apartments for sale and rent at a cost of £64 million. The executive will be asked to support a major new house building programme through the council’s Birmingham Municipal Housing Trust (BMHT) […]

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