Private housing news
Council seizes seven empty properties
Birmingham City Council has seized seven residential houses from their owners, after they have each stood vacant for more than 10 years.
Rogue Birmingham landlord endangering lives successfully prosecuted
George Lindsay, 55, from Erdington, has been successfully prosecuted and ordered to pay close to £20,000 for breaching housing regulations.
Council seizes five empty properties
Birmingham City Council has had their applications for Compulsory Purchase Orders (CPO) approved, so they can now exercise their enforcement powers to seize five empty properties.