Birmingham gives go-ahead for first modular home
Today, 17 January 2019, Birmingham Municipal Housing Trust (BMHT), Birmingham City Council’s house-building arm, received planning permission to install its first modular home.
Empty property premium to help tackle city housing supply
Efforts to tackle the city’s housing shortage are set to be boosted by a proposal due before Birmingham City Council’s Cabinet on January 22.
Croydon and Birmingham join forces over fire sprinkler funding call
Birmingham City Council continued their call for Government to fund sprinklers in social housing nationwide after a visit today (Tuesday) to Croydon’s near-complete programme.
Landlord fined £37,111 for multiple housing regulation breaches
On Thursday 30 August, David Greene, 64, of Brooke Lane, Billesley, has been prosecuted for numerous breaches of the House in Multiple Occupation Management Regulations.
3,000th new home built for Birmingham
Birmingham City Council is celebrating the completion of the 3,000th home built through its award-winning house-building programme, Birmingham Municipal Housing Trust (BMHT).
Birmingham comes in to bloom
Birmingham City Council and the Housing Liaison Board are calling on all green-fingered council tenants and leaseholders, as they launch the annual Birmingham in Bloom competition.
A hat trick of housing heroes are recognised in Birmingham
Birmingham City Council (BCC) is celebrating after a highly successful evening at the prestigious 2018 Housing Heroes Awards in Manchester last night.
Award-winning approach to repairs and maintenance
Birmingham City Council and Wates Living Space are celebrating after winning a prestigious national award.
Rogue landlord ordered to pay ground-breaking fine
Leila Amjadi, aged 33, of Sutton Coldfield, was yesterday found guilty at Birmingham Magistrates Court of 35 House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) offences.
Former council employee ordered to repay £20,000 in compensation
Birmingham City Council has supported the successful prosecution of a former housing officer for fraud under the Proceeds of Crime Act.
Website helping homeless people to make the right move
Homeless people in Birmingham are just one click away from connecting with with local landlords thanks to a new website Homeless Rooms Birmingham .
Doing things differently to prevent homelessness
Cabinet will be asked to approve a new strategy for homelessness prevention on 12 December.
Help us to help homeless people
People can find themselves without a home for many different reasons – end of their tenancy agreement, breakdown in family relationships, domestic abuse, money problems and poor health.
Birmingham landlord who didn’t care ordered to pay nearly £4k
A Birmingham landlord was ordered to pay £3,860 at Birmingham Magistrates Court today (14 September 2017) for failing to obtain an HMO licence and for breaching management regulations.
Turning garage sites and pubs into 131 new homes
Birmingham City Council’s Cabinet will be asked to approve a two year house-building programme worth nearly £19 million at a meeting on Wednesday 13 September.
London landlord fined for Selly Oak student property
A landlord from London was ordered to pay £4,485.17 at Birmingham Magistrates Court today for breaching legislation designed to protect student tenants at a property in Tiverton Road, Selly Oak.
Tackling Brum’s housing shortage with creative thinking
Cabinet has approved a raft of measures to address the housing shortage in Birmingham today (Tuesday 25 July) with three specialist housing reports.
The way Birmingham allocates social housing is changing
Birmingham is changing the way it allocates social housing.