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Anti-social tenant must improve behavior or lose home

8 January 2016 A tenant in Sheffield narrowly avoided being evicted from her council home earlier this week for anti-social behaviour. Sheffield City Council took her to court where she received a suspended possession order for the lifetime of her tenancy, which means she must improve her behaviour or will lose her home. Westfield tenant Winifred Connors, 51, of Birchwood ...

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Housing apprentices to see in new year with a flying start

Sheffield City Council's latest housing apprentices with Cllr Jayne Dunn and officers

Christmas came early for 15 young people who have secured a housing apprenticeship at Sheffield City Council and got their careers off to a flying start. The budding housing officers will spend the next two years gaining valuable skills and experience, leading to an NVQ in Business and Administration, Surveying or Horticulture. Between them, their work will cover all aspects ...

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Tenants encouraged to put their rent first this Christmas

Local energy company release - newsroom

Sheffield City Council tenants are being urged to put their rent first this Christmas and take advantage of the two rent-free weeks to clear or reduce any arrears. All tenants with a clear rent account or who have signed up to a repayment agreement by 1 January will be entered into a free prize draw with a chance of winning ...

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Work starts on new build council houses

Councillor Jayne Dunn, cabinet member for housing, and Councillor Mazher Iqbal, local councillor and cabinet member for public health and equality on a digger at the site

8 December 2015 The builders are coming. This time to Darnall and Manor where work has started on Sheffield’s latest new build council houses. Fifty one family houses will be built as part of Sheffield City Council’s scheme to provide 1,000 extra council homes by 2019/20. The authority has also this year bought 23 newly built houses at Fox Hill ...

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Page Hall letting agent prosecution

27 November 2015 Another victory was secured in court yesterday as Sheffield City Council continues its clampdown on rogue landlords. The latest case was against letting agents and showed the council is tackling bad agents just as much as individual landlords. Global Letting Property Management Ltd, whose Directors are Merban Younis, Zulfiqar Ali Khan and Mohammed Ali Suleman, have their ...

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Another unscrupulous landlord successfully prosecuted

Rotten rear door, leaking waste pipe and broken glass pane above door at one of the managed properties

20 November 2015 Sheffield’s clampdown on unscrupulous private landlords has been demonstrated once again through another successful court prosecution. Landlord John Mark Cashin, age 46, of Over Lane in Baslow, was ordered to pay £7,300 in fines and costs at Sheffield Magistrates Court yesterday (Thursday, 19 November). He was prosecuted by Sheffield City Council for multiple offences relating to four ...

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Tenants evicted using new anti-social behaviour powers

17 November 2015 A tenant who grew drugs and a tenant who made his neighbours’ lives a misery have been evicted from their council homes under new powers designed to tackle anti-social behaviour. Hade Delan, age 40 of Plowright Mount in Gleadless Valley, was found with 29 mature cannabis plants and 12 heat lamps at his home, with his electricity ...

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Private landlord fined for squalid housing

12 November 2015 A Sheffield landlord has been handed a stiff sentence after he failed to provide basic housing standards for his tenant. A District Judge sitting at Sheffield Magistrates Court yesterday (Wednesday November 11, 2015) handed out a total of £3,000 in fines and costs to experienced Sheffield landlord Mohammed Altaf Hussain, born 5.06.1941 of Devonshire Road in Dore ...

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Tenants asked to have their say on council housing consultation

27 October 2015 Tenants and leaseholders are being asked to have their say about proposals to council housing services in a consultation that starts today. As a result of Government changes in national rent policy, there will be less income coming into the council’s housing services. By 2019/20 the council’s Housing Revenue Account will have £27 million less each year ...

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New play area for Jericho Street flats

Lauren Mc Neela and Orianna Certo, both aged 6, enjoying the new outdoor space

Friday 16 October 2015 A new outdoor story-telling area and upgraded play facilities are in place outside a block of council flats in Sheffield after a local Tenants and Residents Association (TARA) secured funding for improvements. The space around the Jericho Street flats in Netherthorpe now has an upgraded landscaped area and a refurbished play area with a new wendy-house, ...

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New scheme set to boost shopping centre

9 September 2015 A new scheme is set to be rolled out to improve one of Sheffield’s key gateway shopping centres. The London Road Shop Front Improvement Scheme is intended to help improve the appearance of the frontages of existing independent businesses. The scheme forms an important part of a wider regeneration plan for London Road and it will contribute ...

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Council tenants set to save more than £1.4 million in heating bills

Resident Lily McCall learning how to use her new meter with Jayne Foulkes, a Tenant Liaison Officer from ENER-G Switch2

Council tenants are set to save more than £1.4million from their annual heating bills through a new initiative being delivered to thousands of council homes across the city. Sheffield City Council is installing heat meters to 6,000 homes which up to now have been served by a communal ‘district heating’ scheme. Figures from the first 227 homes on the new ...

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Council tenant evicted for anti-social behaviour

27 July 2015 A council tenant who abused his neighbours, damaged property and played loud music has been evicted from his home. At Sheffield County Court on Wednesday 1 July, an order was granted for the eviction of the man from his home in Foxhill. He has now moved out of the property. Councillor Jayne Dunn, Cabinet Member for Housing, ...

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Sheffield becomes first northern city to act on new renting legislation

20 July 2015 Sheffield City Council is believed to be the first authority outside London to use new legislation designed to boost the rights of millions of people living in rented accommodation. In the last six weeks it has fined 11 letting agents a total of £37,000 for failing to comply with legislation introduced last October. Under the new laws, ...

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Council welcomes newly opened community centre

Lindsay TARA committee and former-councillor Chris Weldon at the newly opened community centre

17 July 2015 Local residents in Parson Cross have been celebrating a newly opened community centre which has re-opened thanks to council funding. The Emerson Community Centre closed in November 2013 and a local tenants and residents association campaigned for additional funding. The council backed the group’s plan and provided £47,000 for the refurbishment of the building. The Lindsay TARA ...

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