News from Nottingham and the surrounding area.
Jamie Barlow (Nottingham Post, 16 February 2019) reported that plans to create accommodation for more than 80 students in a former sheltered housing site in Beeston were approved by Broxtowe Borough Council at a planning meeting on 13 February 2019.
Christian Riley and Jamie Barlow (Nottingham Post 12 February 2019) reported that plans to turn the Queen's Hotel in Queen's Road, Beeston, into three flats with 18 bedrooms in total have been recommended for approval.
On 18 September 2018 Nottingham City Council's Executive Board approved a new Additional Licensing Scheme for HMOs to run until December 2023
On Friday 17 August 2018, Kit Sandeman, Local Democracy Reporter for the Nottingham Post, posted an article in which a Nottingham City Council environmental health expert described the horrific conditions he has seen people renting in Nottingham live in, and explained that, as part of selective licensing, he and his team would 'ruthlessly hunt' bad landlords.
On Friday 27 July 2018, Nottingham Magistrates' Court found Shafaqat Ali Sadiq, of Vicarage Avenue, Derby, a Sneinton landlord, guilty of aggressive practices, failing to protect a tenancy deposit, and operating a House in Multiple Occupation without a licence.