Tag: Housing

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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Turning Brum’s empty houses and land banked sites into homes

Cabinet will be asked to follow up on Birmingham’s success in bringing empty properties back into use by buying up privately owned vacant sites to build new houses on – including sites that have been land banked by private individuals and developers. At the meeting on 20 September, Cabinet will also be asked to speed […]

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Partnership provides new housing for Kings Norton

Birmingham has gained 44 brand new affordable homes thanks to a partnership between leading house builder Westleigh, Birmingham City Council and Viridian Housing. The £4.7 million scheme in Kings Norton has seen Westleigh construct a range of high quality new one-bedroom and two-bedroom homes, available to let from Viridian Housing. Construction work on the development […]

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Birmingham school pupils name road for latest housing scheme

Children from New Hall Junior School in Sutton Coldfield helped to celebrate the latest Birmingham Municipal Housing Trust (BMHT) housing development after they named the new road for a bungalow scheme ‘Hall Croft’. Four two-bedroom dormer bungalows and one single story two-bedroom bungalow were completed two weeks ago and the new residents have just moved […]

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Birmingham landlord fined over £3k for harassing a tenant

By on 04/07/2016 in Cllr Griffiths, News with 0 Comments

A landlord was fined £3,100 at Birmingham Magistrates Court today (4 July 2016) for harassing a tenant at his home in Russell Road, Moseley. Mr Ishfaq Ali Hussain age 44 of Witton Road, Aston, Birmingham was fined £1,000, with £1,000 costs, £1,000 compensation to the tenant and a victim surcharge of £100 after being found […]

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Birmingham City Council wins award for social housing

Birmingham City Council has won ‘Social Housing Provider of the Year’ at the Insider Residential Property Awards 2016. The award highlighted the work of the Birmingham Municipal Housing Trust (BMHT) programme -which is currently the largest provider of affordable homes per annum in the Midlands – and showcased recent BMHT projects  in Nechells, Sutton Coldfield […]

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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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