Tag: Housing

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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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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