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New law to protect tenants

by mikebell on 12 February, 2019

A new law that will enable tenants to take their landlord to court will come into effect on 20th March. The law basically means that when renting a property, tenants have the right to expect that it is fit for habitation from they date they rent it and right through their tenancy. The courts will […]

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26 households with children in North Somerset will be ‘homeless’ this Christmas, according to figures obtained by Liberal Democrat Councillor Mike Bell. While the majority of families sit down in their own homes to enjoy the festive season, 26 families with children will be living in temporary accommodation when they unwrap their gifts on December 25. […]

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Victory for tenants rights!

by mikebell on 4 December, 2018

After pressure from Liberal Democrat Peers and housing organisation, the Government have announced major concessions on the Tenant Fees Bill. The amendments will significantly limit the fees that could be charged to a tenant by their landlord or lettings agent, require a greater amount of transparency when deciding not to refund a holding deposit, and […]

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Demolition of the old police station begins

by mikebell on 3 December, 2018

North Somerset Council is to begin the physical demolition of the former police site on Monday 3 December as part of its plans for Walliscote Place. The demolished station will make way for a contemporary building which will include modern homes in the town centre. The demolition process, which started in November, has already seen […]

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New housing development document published

by mikebell on 11 September, 2018

Potential housing sites put forward by landowners and developers have been listed in a document published by North Somerset Council. However, the inclusion of a site in the document does not mean it is endorsed by North Somerset Council or that it will be developed. The council are required by government to carry out this […]

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Building North Somerset’s future

by mikebell on 5 September, 2018

Residents in North Somerset have an opportunity to help shape the future growth of the area. North Somerset Council is inviting residents to give their views on an ‘Issues and Options’ document it has produced looking at the issues raised by future population and housing growth and the options available to address them. The housing […]

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Weston-super-Mare town centre is undergoing a period of change and renewal, set in motion by North Somerset Council’s strategy for town centre regeneration. A major programme of improvements is well under way in the town to further develop the town centre as a great place to live, learn and spend leisure time. At least in theory. […]

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Homes England, in conjunction with North Somerset Council, is inviting the public to comment on a new housing scheme for the Sunnyside Road and Locking Road car parks. To read more information on the proposed development, and leave your comments visit http://www.n-somerset.gov.uk/lrsrconsultation. The consultation will run from 27 June until the 11 July. Please let […]

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From Monday 4 June 2018 the council is making changes to your recycling and waste collections to make them more efficient and reliable. This will mean your collection day may change from 4 June onwards.   The same crews will work in your area five days a week. This will make it easier for them […]

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Council tries to tackle rogue landlords

by mikebell on 27 March, 2018

North Somerset Council is adopting a new approach to proactively tackle poor housing conditions in private rented homes in Weston-super-Mare town centre. The new area-based approach will target the council’s enforcement action at rogue landlords and poor quality privately rented homes in the town centre, including Houses of Multiple Occupation (HMOs). The council has conducted […]

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