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Housing news

Sandwell building projects win regional awards

Published on 4th July 2018

Two Sandwell construction projects won top prizes at the West Midlands Regional Building Excellence Awards for high quality housing developments.

Plan to free up dormant trust funds approved

Published on 21st May 2018

Sandwell Council's cabinet has approved a plan to release over £250,000, held in more than 20 dormant trust funds, to support projects giving children and young people the best possible start in life.

Council homes plan for Smethwick backed by cabinet

Published on 21st May 2018

Sandwell Council's cabinet has backed plans for 26 new council homes to be built on disused land in Smethwick.

Work has started on a £7.5 million scheme which will see 50 new council homes being built in Wednesbury.

Work starts on 50 new council homes

Published on 26th March 2018

Work has started on a £7.5 million scheme which will see 50 new council homes being built in Wednesbury.

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Off-plan scheme sees 38 new council homes for Smethwick

Published on 26th March 2018

Keys to nine new council homes at a Smethwick estate have been handed over to Sandwell's housing boss.

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Supported housing scheme supporting construction careers

Published on 7th March 2018

A £9.6 million supported housing scheme in West Bromwich is helping local young people to kick-start their careers in construction.

Plans for assured landlords scheme

Published on 21st February 2018

Private landlords in Sandwell are set to have their properties rated on a scale of zero - five stars, under plans by housing bosses to introduce an Assured Landlords Scheme.

Fifty new council homes on the way in Friar Park

Published on 20th December 2017

Plans to build 50 new council homes in Friar Park, Wednesbury have moved one step closer with the awarding of a building contract.

Council house scheme proposed for Hamstead, Great Barr

Published on 12th December 2017

Nearly 50 new council homes could be built in Great Barr, if housing bosses can secure government funding to help build them.

Local children have created an eye-catching art display at the site of a new £9.6 million supported housing development being built by Sandwell Council in West Bromwich.

Health and safety message inspires art work

Published on 22nd November 2017

Local children have created an eye-catching art display at the site of a new £9.6 million supported housing development being built by Sandwell Council in West Bromwich.

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Housing team on TV with Matt Allwright

Published on 10th November 2017

Members of Sandwell Council’s Housing Quality Team are appearing on the BBC One programme The Housing Enforcers every day next week.

Plans for £500 million investment in council homes and neighbourhoods

Published on 13th October 2017

Sandwell Council is set to invest nearly £500 million in the borough's housing stock during the next decade.

Private landlords urged to attend conference

Published on 26th September 2017

More than 600 private landlords and letting agents are expected to attend a special conference to make sure they are up-to-date with the latest information and legislation about the private-rental sector.

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New council homes and bungalows on the way

Published on 31st August 2017

Councillors have visited a new five bungalow development in West Bromwich, part of a project which will see 27 new council homes built by the end of the year.

Residents moved from privately-owned West Bromwich apartments

Published on 21st July 2017

Residents have been moved from West Bromwich apartments declared a potential fire hazard – thanks to a joint operation between Sandwell Council, West Midlands Fire Service and West Midlands Police. 

High-rise refurbishment shortlisted for RICS awards

Published on 5th May 2017

A transformation scheme which has seen three high-rise blocks in Smethwick benefit from an £11 million makeover has been shortlisted for two prestigious industry awards

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Community groups benefit from building makeovers

Published on 21st March 2017

A dozen community groups in Sandwell have benefited from more than £50,000 worth of improved facilities between them thanks to the generosity of the four companies refurbishing thousands of council homes in Sandwell.

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Plans for fifty homes at Friar Park

Published on 8th March 2017

Proposed plans to build 50 new council homes in Friar Park, Wednesbury are being drawn up by housing bosses.

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Refurb at West Bromwich high-rise block completed

Published on 9th December 2016

A £2.5 million facelift to a West Bromwich high-rise block has been completed 15 weeks ahead of schedule.

Grant helps tackle fuel poverty

Published on 14th March 2016

Nearly 100 Sandwell households are set to benefit from new or improved central heating systems thanks to a £100,000 grant secured by the council from fuel poverty charity - National Energy Action.

Empty home owner hit with £6,000 court bill for serious disrepair

Published on 23rd February 2016

The owner of an empty house in Oldbury has received a court bill totalling more than £6,000 after allowing it to fall into serious disrepair, causing a nuisance to neighbours.

Check before you rent app launched

Published on 19th October 2015

A new app will allow people in Sandwell to make sure they ask the right questions while considering renting a property.