Tag: Housing

Birmingham City Council set to purchase empty properties

Cabinet is set to approve a£4.633 million package to purchase more privately owned empty properties on 28 June. The properties across the city have been empty for a considerable period of time and the council is seeking to bring the properties back into use, to provide much needed housing and to remove the negative impact […]

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Working with local landlords to deliver affordable housing

150 landlords are heading to Millennium Point this Thursday for the Birmingham Landlord Forum, a joint event between the National Landlords Association and Birmingham City Council’s Private Rented Service. The afternoon’s conference – which is fully booked – will help to bring landlords up to speed with a range of issues including new housing legislation, […]

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More funding to target rogue landlords in Birmingham

By on 16/02/2016 in Cllr Cotton, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham is set to bring even more unscrupulous landlords to justice, thanks to a successful bid to the government for Rogue Landlords Funding to the tune of £110k. Although the majority of landlords in Birmingham’s growing private rented sector are law abiding and act responsibly, Birmingham City Council gets around 3,000 requests for help from […]

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£59 million investment for Birmingham council housing

By on 10/02/2016 in Cabinet, Cllr Cotton, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council is set to approve a £59 million programme of investment into its stock of council properties at Cabinet on Tuesday 16 February. Birmingham City Council’s cabinet member for Neighbourhood Management & Homes, Cllr John Cotton, said: “We currently own and manage 63,138 residential properties and have made substantial improvements to thousands of […]

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Fresh approach to repairs for Birmingham council tenants

By on 02/02/2016 in Cabinet, Cllr Cotton, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham’s council tenants will soon benefit from an improved repairs and maintenance service following an intensive evaluation process that also sees substantial savings estimated at around £13 million over the next four years. Currently, most tenants have two contractors to deal with – one for repairs and one for any issues with gas.  The new […]

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Northfield flats demolition plan set for approval

By on 19/01/2016 in Cllr Ali, News with 0 Comments

Cabinet are being asked to approve plans to demolish a block of flats in Northfield as part of Birmingham Municipal Housing Trust’s (BMHT) ongoing programme of ensuring its properties are sustainable and meet the needs of residents. A report to be considered by cabinet on January 26 asks councillors to give the go-ahead to proposals […]

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Landlord fined for ‘taking the law into his own hands’

By on 13/01/2016 in Cllr Cotton, News with 0 Comments

A landlord was fined at Birmingham Magistrates Court today (13 January 2016) for ‘taking the law into his own hands’ and illegally evicting a couple and their seven children from their home in Bordesley Green. Mr Mirsad Solakovic, age 37, of Kyotts Lake Road, Sparkbrook, Birmingham was fined £700 , with £1,500 costs and a victim surcharge […]

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Have your say on the homeless and housing advice service

By on 06/01/2016 in Cllr Cotton, News with 0 Comments

Anyone with an interest in homelessness and housing advice is invited to attend one of four public consultation meetings this month. Following the success of the Youth Hub – a specialist homeless service for single young people under 25 years old – the council is proposing to reduce the number of Housing Advice Centres and […]

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