Landlords in London Road, Abbeydale Road and Chesterfield Road have just two weeks left to apply for a property rental licence or face possible fines and prosecution. The new Selective Licensing scheme for the area comes into effect from 1 November 2018 and means landlords must have a licence for every private rented property they control.
Dozens of protesters mounted a successful blockade at a property on Abbeydale Road to prevent eviction of a family from their home. Campaigners from ACORN anti-eviction group said the family had been forced to live with a pest infestation and disrepair, including damp and broken furnishings, but when they complained to the landlord they were served with an eviction notice despite being up to date with their rent. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
The government has confirmed funding for thousands of homes to help first-time buyers get on to the property ladder with Sheffield and Rotherham among 30 local authority partnerships selected. The investment is part of the £1.2bn “Starter Homes Land Fund” for new developments on brownfield sites. Starter Homes are new homes built exclusively for first-time buyers between 23 and 40 years old at a discount of at least 20% below market value. The first properties are due to go on sale in 2018. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!