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£670,000 to fund countywide response to rough sleeping

£670,000 to fund countywide response to rough sleeping

Nottingham and surrounding districts are to benefit from £670,000 of funding to tackle rough sleeping more effectively. Nottingham City Council successfully bid for £185,000 of Government money each year for the next two years on behalf of the city and the district councils of Gedling, Mansfield, Ashfield, Newark and Sherwood and Bassetlaw as well as […]

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Consultation starts on proposed licensing scheme for private rented houses

Consultation starts on proposed licensing scheme for private rented houses

Consultation has begun on a new licensing scheme for landlords being proposed by Nottingham City Council to improve standards in the private rented housing sector. The consultation runs until 31 March 2017 and gives local people, tenants, landlords, letting agents and other interested individuals and organisations the chance to comment on the proposal which would […]

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City Council welcomes Government U-turn on ‘pay to stay’ rents plan

City Council welcomes Government U-turn on ‘pay to stay’ rents plan

Nottingham City Council has welcomed the Government’s decision to backtrack on proposals that would have seen families on modest incomes pay more for their council homes. Under the ‘pay to stay’ proposals, households with an annual income of more than £31,000 (for example, a family in which each parent earned £15,500) would have been classed […]

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Council announces extra £100,000 to support rough sleepers this winter 

Council announces extra £100,000 to support rough sleepers this winter 

An extra £100,000 is being provided by Nottingham City Council to provide additional support for rough sleepers this winter. The funding will enable the Council and partners to continue to support the city’s No Second Night Out approach despite Nottingham, like other parts of country, experiencing a significant increase in the number of rough sleepers […]

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City Council deals with over 4,500 complaints about private rented housing

City Council deals with over 4,500 complaints about private rented housing

Nottingham City Council has handled over 4,500 complaints and requests for help over the last four years about housing conditions in Nottingham’s private rented sector, according to latest figures. A total of 4,502 complaints have been made to the Council since 2013/14 – 933 of them just this year so far. Complaints dealt with by […]

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Landlord fined £29,000 after property found in “filthy and verminous” condition

Landlord fined £29,000 after property found in “filthy and verminous” condition

A Nottingham landlord has been fined £29,000 after a rental property on Alfreton Road was found to be in a filthy and verminous condition with a rat infestation. Nottingham HMO Ltd, of Unit C17, Private Road 2, Colwick Industrial Estate, directed by Mr Nazaquat Azam and previously by Mr Yusif McCallum until 30 November 2015, […]

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Government refuses to answer key questions about £300m of council grant funding’

Government refuses to answer key questions about £300m of council grant funding’

Nottingham City Council’s deputy leader wants to know what the Government has to hide after it refused to answer questions about how £300m of grant was allocated to councils. After submitting Freedom of Information requests, Councillor Graham Chapman was told by the DCLG that ‘£300m of expenditure does not justify the public interest served by […]

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