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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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Work begins on new housing development in Erdington

By on 21/12/2015 in Cllr Cotton, News with 0 Comments

A sod-cutting ceremony has taken place to mark the start of work on the new Erdington Gardens housing development in Jarvis Road, Erdington. The Birmingham Municipal Housing Trust (BMHT) scheme will consist of 116 homes – 58 affordable rent and 58 for sale – and will be a mix of two, three and four-bedroom houses […]

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