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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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‘Too many new student flats’ is a myth!

‘Too many new student flats’ is a myth!

There’s way too many new student flats in Nottingham, right? Wrong, according to new data showing that demand is still outstripping supply in the city. It’s a common misconception that there is over-provision of purpose-built student accommodation in the city centre, with the assumption that many student flats are standing empty and that every other […]

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Lenton transformed as major social housing project completes

Lenton transformed as major social housing project completes

One of the biggest housing regeneration projects in the city for decades has been completed in Lenton by Nottingham City Council and Nottingham City Homes. Over four years of development has seen the area completely transformed, with five tower blocks demolished to make way for 142 homes, including bungalows, flats, family homes and an award-winning […]

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Nottingham’s ultra-low energy homes win national innovation award

Nottingham’s ultra-low energy homes win national innovation award

A project that has radically improved the energy efficiency of ten homes in Sneinton won last night’s prestigious UK Housing Award for Innovation of the Year. The UK Housing Awards, run by the Chartered Institute of Housing and Inside Housing, are known as ‘the Oscars of the housing world’ and showcase the very best the […]

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