Archive by category Housing

Can my landlord increase the rent?

Chances are you’ve seen that rents are rising, and it’s not just in Nottingham – it’s across the whole country.  This is usually because the number of tenants looking for homes is bigger than the properties available. Landlords know this and they don’t have to compete for tenants, so they are tempted to increase the […]

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Property Manager fined thousands of pounds over licensing offences

Property Manager fined thousands of pounds over licensing offences

A Nottingham property manager has been fined nearly £8,000 after admitting licensing offences. Paul James, aged 54, of Nottingham, appeared at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court where he faced charges relating to ten unlicensed properties – seven for Selective Licensing breaches, two for Additional Licensing and one for Mandatory Licensing. He managed these homes on behalf of […]

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Winter support and shelter in place again for the homeless in Nottingham 

Winter support and shelter in place again for the homeless in Nottingham 

Nottingham’s extra support measures for the homeless in cold weather have kicked this week, to provide enough shelter for anyone otherwise sleeping on the street as the temperatures drop. Nottingham City Council and a range of partners provide a range of support all year round, which is stepped up between October and March – with […]

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Fire safety works continue on high rise blocks in Nottingham – despite no funding from the Government

Fire safety works continue on high rise blocks in Nottingham – despite no funding from the Government

Work to install sprinklers and update safety measures is continuing on council high rise blocks in the city. Nottingham City Council owns 13 high rise blocks, which are managed on its behalf by Nottingham City Homes. The organisations have been installing sprinkler systems in communal areas and improving intercom systems and residents have been reassured […]

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RIBA recognises Lenton Green as exemplar development

RIBA recognises Lenton Green as exemplar development

Lenton Green, a scheme that transformed five high-rise flats into new homes, has been recognised by the East Midlands region of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) as a leading housing development, and one which delivers exceptional design and architecture. Lenton Green, which is part-owned by Nottingham City Council and Nottingham City Homes, was […]

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Landlord fined thousands of pounds over licensing offences

Landlord fined thousands of pounds over licensing offences

A Nottingham landlord has today been fined over £25,000 after admitting 12 licencing offences. Dexter Blackstock appeared at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court where he faced charges relating to twelve unlicensed properties he owned and were required to be licensed under either Part 2 or 3 of the Housing Act. Mr Blackstock, aged 33, of Papplewick, was […]

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