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Nottingham landlord sentenced over dangerous property

Nottingham landlord sentenced over dangerous property

A Nottingham landlord, who failed to improve his rental property, leaving his tenants in dangerous conditions has been fined. 34-year-old Haroon Karim, from Bramcote in Nottingham, pleaded guilty to two offences under the Housing Act 2004, section 72(3) and (6) failing to comply with Housing of Multiple Occupancy (HMO) licence conditions and section 30(1) and […]

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Council secures grant funding to buy longer-term homes for homeless individuals

Council secures grant funding to buy longer-term homes for homeless individuals

Nottingham City Council has successfully secured almost £1m of Government funding to go towards buying 15 one-bed flats for homeless people. Grants totalling £942,000 have been allocated from the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government (MHCLG) Next Steps Accommodation Programme. Most of the homes have already been identified by the council and will help […]

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Property Manager fined for not looking after a Nottingham property

Property Manager fined for not looking after a Nottingham property

A Nottingham Property Management company has been sentenced for not ensuring a house in multiple occupation occupied by six tenants was safe and well managed. The sentencing on the 14 December 2020, comes after the company’s sole director, Imran Shafiq, accepted liability and pleaded guilty on the 18 November 2019, which was the earliest opportunity […]

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Students urged to check before paying landlord and agent fees

Students urged to check before paying landlord and agent fees

A warning about illegal fees has gone out to students in Nottingham as their thoughts turn to accommodation for the next academic year. It has come from Nottingham City Council’s Trading Standards team and, while the advice applies to everyone, it is particularly timely for students seeking a place to live in 2021/22. The aim […]

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New era for Sherwood library as contracts signed with developer

New era for Sherwood library as contracts signed with developer

Details to build a new Sherwood Library have been revealed as contracts are signed with a developer, which will see the whole site redeveloped. The Sherwood Library site, located on Spondon Street, is currently owned by Nottingham Council, and includes former social services offices, a car park and three retail units, as well as the […]

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New council homes in Bestwood set for approval by Nottingham City Council

New council homes in Bestwood set for approval by Nottingham City Council

New council homes could take a step closer next week when plans go before Nottingham City Council’s Executive Board for approval (Tuesday 21 July). If approved, new council homes will be developed on a former school playing field off Beckhampton Road in Bestwood and a large amount of open space will be retained for the […]

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Student accommodation developers to contribute towards more affordable housing in Nottingham, under council proposals

Student accommodation developers to contribute towards more affordable housing in Nottingham, under council proposals

Developers of new student accommodation in Nottingham will have to pay a contribution towards new affordable housing in the city, under new proposals by the City Council. The council is receiving unprecedented numbers of planning applications to build Purpose Built Student Accommodation (PBSA), as student numbers continue to rise in the city – with more […]

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