Archive by category Housing

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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Better standards for Nottingham’s private rents as new licensing scheme gets green light

Better standards for Nottingham’s private rents as new licensing scheme gets green light

Private tenants in Nottingham will benefit from better quality accommodation and greater protection from rogue landlords after the Government approved a new licensing scheme. The City Council scheme covering over 30,000 privately rented homes in Nottingham is the largest outside London to be given approval by the Secretary of State. A report by the BRE […]

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Safety measures for high-rise residents to go ahead, despite lack of Government support

Safety measures for high-rise residents to go ahead, despite lack of Government support

Nottingham City Council and Nottingham City Homes are going ahead with the installation of sprinklers in all 13 residential high rise blocks that they own and run in the city. The council has agreed the use of £8.5m to carry out the work to improve safety for all residents – but is still pursuing the […]

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Council awaiting green light from Government for private rented property licensing scheme

Council awaiting green light from Government for private rented property licensing scheme

A proposal to introduce a new licensing scheme for privately rented homes in Nottingham has now been formally submitted to the Secretary State for the Department for Communities and Local Government for confirmation. Recently, the Secretary of State approved the London Borough of Newham’s selective licensing proposal and the City Council is looking forward to […]

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