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Council consults on new strategy to prevent homelessness in the city

Council consults on new strategy to prevent homelessness in the city

Nottingham people, charities and other local organisations are being asked for their views on a new strategy being developed by the City Council to tackle homelessness in the city. The strategy outlines how the city can maintain its ongoing commitment to tackling homelessness, which has continued to rise across the country in recent years against […]

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Clifton man sentenced for continuing to threaten and intimidate his neighbour

Clifton man sentenced for continuing to threaten and intimidate his neighbour

A Clifton man has been given a suspended prison sentence after breaching an anti-social behaviour injunction three times. Forty-six year-old Ashley Smith, of Florey Walk, Clifton, was originally given the injunction for intimidating and threatening violence against his neighbour. Mr Smith, who is a Nottingham City Homes tenant, originally appeared at Nottingham Magistrates court in […]

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Nottingham’s Selective Licensing scheme aims for safer and better standards for tenants

Nottingham’s Selective Licensing scheme aims for safer and better standards for tenants

Fire hazards, faulty boilers and falling ceilings are just a few of the issues faced by Nottingham’s private rented tenants at the hands of bad landlords. A report[1] by the Building Research Establishment (BRE) 2016 estimated that 21% of Nottingham’s private rented properties are likely to have ‘Category 1’ hazards including exposed wiring, dangerous boilers, […]

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Licensing and deposit problems see Nottingham landlord fined £1,750

Licensing and deposit problems see Nottingham landlord fined £1,750

A Sneinton landlord has been fined £1,750 after a number of issues were raised by his tenant. Shafaqat Ali Sadiq, aged 41, of Vicarage Avenue, Derby, was found guilty at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court on Friday 27 July of aggressive practices, failing to protect a tenancy deposit and operating a House of Multiple Occupation without a […]

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Innovative technology enables more homes to connect to Nottingham’s District Heating Network

Innovative technology enables more homes to connect to Nottingham’s District Heating Network

Nottingham City Council is working with Nottingham City Homes to connect four low-rise apartment blocks in Sneinton to the District Heating network. As part of the city’s ongoing Greener HousiNG programme, 94 households in Bryon, Keswick, Morley and Haywood Courts will be receiving energy efficiency measures, including a connection to the city’s energy-from-waste, low carbon, […]

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Nottingham locked out of Government’s house-building plans

Nottingham locked out of Government’s house-building plans

The Government is locking Nottingham City Council out of its plans for more council house building. The Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government James Brokenshire has announced £1bn of additional funding for house-building – but has overwhelmingly made this available to councils in the south of the country. Mr Brokenshire has said […]

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Nottingham City Council aims for safer and better standards for city tenants

Nottingham City Council aims for safer and better standards for city tenants

Fire hazards, faulty boilers and falling ceilings are just a few of the issues faced by Nottingham’s private rented tenants at the hands of bad landlords. A report [1] by the Building Research Establishment (BRE) 2016 estimated that 21% of Nottingham’s private rented properties are likely to have ‘Category 1’ hazards including exposed wiring, dangerous boilers, cold […]

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More homelessness and poverty unless Government heeds Universal Credit criticism

More homelessness and poverty unless Government heeds Universal Credit criticism

Nottingham people will suffer homelessness and poverty if the Department for Work and Pensions (DwP) doesn’t heed the warnings in a damning National Audit Office report into Universal Credit. That’s the view of the City Council’s Deputy Leader Cllr Graham Chapman, who has previously called on the Government to halt the full introduction of Universal […]

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