Tag: Housing

London landlord fined for Selly Oak student property

By on 17/08/2017 in Cllr Griffiths, News with 0 Comments

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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Landlord ordered to pay £10,007 for unsafe property

By on 07/08/2017 in News with 0 Comments

A Birmingham landlord has been ordered to pay more than £10,000 after being found guilty of failing to comply with an improvement notice, at Birmingham Magistrates Court today (7 August 2017). Majid Ali, 35, of Westridge Road, Moseley, pleaded not guilty at an earlier hearing (25 May 2017) to not carrying out works at a […]

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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 City Council to fit sprinklers in tower blocks

By on 22/06/2017 in Cllr Clancy, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council’s residential tower blocks are to be fitted with sprinkler systems and other fire suppression measures following the Grenfell Tower tragedy.

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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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Birmingham landlords fined £13k for unsafe property

By on 08/06/2017 in Bulletin, News with 0 Comments

Two Birmingham landlords from Shirley, Solihull were ordered to pay a total of £13,387 at Birmingham Magistrates Court today (8 June 2017) for breaching management regulations at a three storey property on Green Lane in Small Heath – including those regulations designed to protect tenants from fire. Abdul Qadir, age 56, of Longmore Road, Shirley […]

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Community order for lying to get council house

By on 04/05/2017 in Bulletin, News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

A woman from Newtown, Birmingham was handed a community order for 12 months at Birmingham Magistrates Court today (4 May 2017) after lying to try and get a council house. Mrs Noleen Odhiambo (aka Miss Noleen Onyilimba), aged 53, of Geach Street, Newtown, Birmingham was found guilty of two fraud offences on 24 April 2017.  […]

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Helping developers to help us build affordable housing

By on 07/04/2017 in Bulletin, Cabinet, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council is set to approve proposals at cabinet on 18 April that will see new joint ventures with developers on ‘challenging’ sites and stimulate the creation of more affordable housing. The report – ‘Joint venture partnering with the private sector to accelerate housing growth’ – identifies some of the issues facing developers on […]

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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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