Archive by category Housing

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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Final details confirmed for licensing scheme to improve private rented housing in Nottingham

Final details confirmed for licensing scheme to improve private rented housing in Nottingham

The details of a new scheme aiming to provide better standards for Nottingham’s private rented tenants were given final approval today (Tuesday 17 April 2018)  by the City Council’s Executive Board ahead of being rolled out from 1 August this year. Final details have been agreed for the selective licensing scheme, which will mean landlords […]

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Fine for landlord admitting failings

Fine for landlord admitting failings

A property management company has been landed with a legal bill of almost £2,000 after admitting that it failed to keep a property in Nottingham in good repair. Nottingham City Council`s Housing Licensing and Compliance team secured a successful prosecution against ADKAM CIC (Community Interest Company) resulting in a fine of £1000 with costs of […]

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Cross-party push for Government to fund Nottingham fire safety works

Cross-party push for Government to fund Nottingham fire safety works

Nottingham City Council’s opposition group has added its support to calls for the Government to provide funding for essential fire safety work on high rise blocks in the city. The Leader of the Conservative Group, Councillor Andrew Rule, has written a joint letter with Portfolio Holder for Planning and Housing, Councillor Jane Urquhart, to the […]

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