Tag: Housing

Birmingham landlord fined for putting tenants’ lives at risk

By on 06/07/2015 in Cllr Cotton, News with 0 Comments

A well-known local landlord pleaded guilty at Birmingham Magistrates Court today (6 July 2015) to failing to apply for a House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) licence and of breaching regulations. Amrik Singh Gill, age 56, of Vernon Avenue in Handsworth Wood was fined and has to pay a total of £19,418.57 for failing to obtain […]

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Housing isn’t just about bricks and mortar

By on 02/07/2015 in Blog, Cllr Cotton with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council’s new Cabinet Member for Neighbourhood Management and Homes, Cllr John Cotton, looks at the challenges and opportunities ahead. I’ve had the privilege of sitting in the council’s Cabinet for the last three years – wearing a number of different hats – and I’ve taken a close interest in housing and neighbourhood policy […]

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Birmingham unveils Housing Prospectus

By on 12/03/2015 in Leader, News with 2 Comments

Birmingham today (12th March) unveils its biggest ever housing plan, which is set to help deliver the homes to meet its housing needs across the city.

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Council short-listed for house-building initiative

By on 15/01/2015 in Cllr Ali, Cllr Cotton, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council has been shortlisted for the prestigious Local Government Chronicle Awards 2015. Its entry under the new category of ‘Housing Initiative’ recognises the innovation behind the city council’s house building programme, the Birmingham Municipal Housing Trust (BMHT). ‘Housing an Ageing Population’ showcases a pilot scheme from 2014 to demonstrate how it has responded […]

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Council tenant risks losing her home

By on 29/08/2014 in Cllr McKay, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham County Court today (August 29) has granted a two year Suspended Possession Order against Lorraine Spence (53) in respect of her council owned property. Spence had been warned and reminded of her tenancy conditions by city council housing officers on several occasions, but had continued to allow her son Kirk Weston (23) to use […]

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New website offers housing advice

By on 02/07/2014 in Cllr Cotton, News with 0 Comments

A new website providing housing advice to people in Birmingham has been launched by the city council's Housing Options service. Birmingham Housing Options (www.birminghamhousingoptions.org.uk/) is a one-stop shop offering advice and information to social housing tenants, private tenants and homeowners. The website focuses on four key areas: Staying At Home - looking at everything from […]

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New agency finding homes for families

By on 04/04/2014 in Cllr Bedser, News with 0 Comments

A groundbreaking new agency aiming to cut Birmingham’s housing list by working more closely with private landlords is starting to make its mark. Launched in January as a partnership between Birmingham City Council and Omega Lettings Ltd, Let to Birmingham aims to match up homeless households with good quality privately rented homes. The agency is the […]

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Homes for Heroes clarification

By on 19/11/2013 in Cllr Ali, Rebuttals with 0 Comments

In response to the Homes for Heroes story in today’s Birmingham Mail: http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/local-news/former-lord-mayor-slams-city-6316654 A Birmingham City Council spokesperson said: “Councillor Ali recently announced a deal with the MoD to provide around 60 Homes for Heroes in the city. The 12 homes built by the previous administration used funding from the Alderson Trust. There was no […]

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Birmingham’s third retirement village opens

By on 03/10/2013 in Cllr Bedser, News with 0 Comments

The ExtraCare Charitable Trust today opens its third Birmingham retirement village. Based in Edgbaston, the £45m Hagley Road Village is one of at least five retirement villages planned as part of a £200m development programme between The ExtraCare Charitable Trust and Birmingham City Council. The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) has also provided £1.25m for […]

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Next wave of council property improvements announced

By on 19/09/2013 in Cllr McKay, News with 1 Comment

The next wave of improvements to Birmingham City Council's housing stock will start this month, with regeneration specialist Keepmoat delivering the energy efficiency home improvements to up to 347 homes in Maypole. The first phase saw 241 homes in Bartley Green and Quinton receive external wall insulation. In addition, new boilers, loft insulation and draft […]

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