North East Lincolnshire Council

Homes and property

Statement on the Selective Licensing consultation

North East Lincolnshire Council has been running a public consultation on proposals to consider implementing a selective licensing scheme in parts of East and West Marsh in Grimsby. The proposals would see landlords of private rented accommodation in parts of…

6 days ago
Council contacts landlords to prevent resident evictions

The Council are urging all private landlords, to get in touch with the Homelessness Prevention Service, and seek support before evicting any tenants over the coming months. Council officers have written Landlord Associations, asking their members to work with the…

2 weeks ago
Council to consult on strategy to tackle empty properties

Empty and derelict properties can be a blight on communities, causing numerous problems for neighbours and local services. This issue could soon become much less of a problem in Grimsby, Cleethorpes, Immingham and the surrounding areas as North East Lincolnshire…

2 months ago
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COVID-19: Council to find accommodation for the area’s most vulnerable amidst pandemic

In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, the Government has now instructed Council’s to close communal night shelters. In guidance issued to Council’s, the Government said “It’s important for the welfare of both homeless people and staff or volunteers that all communal night-shelters…

3 months ago
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COVID-19 Update: Wednesday 25 March 2020

Stay home. Protect the NHS. Save lives.  As part our response to COVID-19, we are issuing a brief update for the local media and the public. These updates will aim to cover some of the questions you may have. The…

3 months ago
Contractors sought for house adaption work

Professional tradespeople are being sought to carry out vital works in the homes of people living with disabilities across North East Lincolnshire. North East Lincolnshire Council is seeking contractors and subcontractors with the suitable qualifications, skills and experience to enter…

5 months ago
Drop-in sessions for landlords and tenants over Council Selective Licensing proposals

Council officials will be holding drop-in sessions for landlords, letting agents and tenants over proposals to introduce Selective Licensing to parts of East and West Marsh. The proposals, which are currently open to public consultation on the Council’s website and…

6 months ago
Selective licensing consultation: Have your say

As part of proposals to adopt a policy of selective licensing in parts of East and West Marsh, the Council is consulting landlords, tenants and members of the public on the policy. Selective licensing requires landlords of all privately rented…

6 months ago
500 houses to be surveyed in bid to find out about housing conditions in our area

Some 500 houses on the East and West Marsh in Grimsby are to be surveyed as part of a study by North East Lincolnshire Council. The results will be used as part of a project to attract funding to the…

6 months ago
Know somebody who is facing being homeless? Here’s what you need to do right now.

People lose their homes for a variety of different reasons. It can happen to anyone. The important thing is that there are things you can do to help prevent them from becoming homeless. If someone you know is facing homelessness,…

9 months ago
Work for a public body? YOU are responsible for helping to prevent homelessness

According to Government figures, over 4,500 people were found to be sleeping rough in the last year. Importantly, homelessness charities are keen to stress that anyone can fall victim to homelessness, and it can happen for a variety of reasons.…

9 months ago
Council consults on how it meets social housing needs

North East Lincolnshire Council has opened a public consultation on some proposed changes to the way it assesses a person’s social housing needs. Home Choice Lincs is the partnership of North East Lincolnshire Council, North Lincolnshire Council, Ongo Homes, Lincolnshire…

9 months ago
Benefits of new House in Multiple Occupation licensing laws praised by local landlord

Following changes in the law last October, local landlord and HMO license holder, Andrew Walker, recently met with ENGIE Housing Officers at a property inspection in Grimsby. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1BQ2F8go2kQ&feature=youtu.be During the inspection Andrew from Letsand Property Management highlighted the benefits for…

9 months ago
Struggling to sell your empty property? Give the Council a call!

North East Lincolnshire Council and its regeneration partner, ENGIE, is urging property owners to get in touch for help shifting an empty home. The message comes as the partnership highlights some of the work it has been doing with Lincolnshire…

10 months ago
Community safety street walks come to West Marsh

Officers from North East Lincolnshire Council and partner agencies visited residents living in the West Marsh earlier this week as part of a multi-agency ward walk. This is only the second of the Council-led community safety ward walks to have…

10 months ago
Council works with housing provider to bring more empty homes back into use

There are over one thousand privately-owned properties in North East Lincolnshire that have stood empty for more than six months according to North East Lincolnshire Council. The updated figures have been released to mark National Empty Homes Week, to highlight…

10 months ago
Empty Homes Week: Drop-in and report an empty home or come along and find out about properties for sale

With Empty Homes Week on the horizon, we’re hosting a series of drop-in sessions for people to report empty homes, talk about the impact that they have on local communities, and for investors to find out more about properties available…

10 months ago
Your chance to have a say on the Council’s homelessness strategy

With over 4,500 people found to be sleeping rough across the UK according to Government figures released in October last year, it’s easy to see why Council’s need a homelessness strategy. And now, you can have your say on it.…

10 months ago
Council issues first Civil Penalty Notice to would-be landlord

North East Lincolnshire Council and its regeneration partner, ENGIE, has issued the first Civil Penalty Notice (CPN) in North East Lincolnshire to a self-proclaimed landlord in Immingham. CPNs are an alternative tool to prosecution that councils can use to tackle…

10 months ago
Have your say on the Council’s housing disability policy

North East Lincolnshire Council is consulting residents on its Housing Assistance and Disability Adaptation Policy. The policy includes details of the grants and loans that the council offers to help households in the area with things like essential repairs, reducing…

12 months ago
Last chance saloon for Landlords to license Houses in Multiple Occupation

Landlords and letting agents in North East Lincolnshire are on final orders to ensure they comply with recent government changes and apply for a House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) license. The changes, which were introduced from 1 October 2018, mean…

2 years ago
Here’s how YOU could save a wad of cash

People in North East Lincolnshire could start 2019 off the right way by making huge savings on their energy bills. North East Lincolnshire Council has once again teamed up with the Big Community Switch, a free Home Energy scheme to…

2 years ago
‘APPALLING’: Is this the worst property in Grimsby?

We visited this decrepit house. What we found will shock you. Council and ENGIE Officers today paid an early morning visit to a suspicious property in Grimsby. The commercial property, situated on Cleethorpe Road in the town was suspected of…

2 years ago
Time is running out to license Houses in Multiple Occupation

Landlords and letting agents in North East Lincolnshire are being reminded to ensure they comply with recent government changes and apply for a House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) license. The changes, which were introduced from Monday 1 October 2018, mean…

2 years ago
Winter weather preparations going to plan

The gritting vehicles have been tested, the drivers are trained and the salt delivery has arrived ready to keep motorists moving this winter in North East Lincolnshire. The council and ENGIE have been gearing up ahead of this year’s winter…

2 years ago
Armed Forces Major Events Team to take over the Knoll in Cleethorpes

North East Lincolnshire Council’s Cabinet has agreed a 25-year lease with the Armed Forces Major Events Team (AFMET) to bring the Grade II listed building, The Knoll, back into full use. The Community Asset Transfer was approved by cabinet members…

2 years ago
Transformed former-empty home gets national award

North East Lincolnshire Council and their regeneration partner ENGIE have won an award at the national Empty Homes Awards 2018. The Housing Enforcement team have won the best before-and-after photo category for their work at a property on Welholme Road,…

2 years ago
Multi-agency operation hits suspected rogue landlords in late night operation

Housing officers last night carried out a series of late-night visits to a number of suspected illegal Houses of Multiple Occupation (HMOs). The visits follow an announcement that the council and ENGIE had been awarded almost a quarter of a…

2 years ago
Landlords reminded to register HMO’s or face a fine

Landlords and letting agents in North East Lincolnshire are being reminded to ensure that they comply with the latest government changes by registering to license Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO). The changes, which came into force from Monday 1 October…

2 years ago
Could you transform an empty house into a home?

Over a thousand privately-owned properties in North East Lincolnshire have stood empty for more than six months and a further 800 which have been empty for more than two years, according to council figures. The Council, working in partnership with…

2 years ago
Housing in Multiple Occupation: Landlords urged to sign up or face a fine

Landlords and letting agents in North East Lincolnshire need to act now to ensure that they comply with the latest government changes around Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO). The changes, which come into force from Monday 1 October 2018, will…

2 years ago
Will you become one of North East Lincolnshire’s army of savvy energy switchers?

North East Lincolnshire Council is inviting the borough’s households to join an army of energy switchers by signing up to the latest round of the Big Community Switch. The scheme offers people the chance to have energy companies bid for…

2 years ago
Another landlord handed fine in fight for housing standards

A landlord in North East Lincolnshire has been handed £1,612 court bill following a successful prosecution by the Council. The prosecution is the latest in a string of cases pursued by North East Lincolnshire Council’s housing enforcement team in a…

2 years ago
Grimsby Letting Agent handed fine for housing offences

A letting agent in North East Lincolnshire has been handed a £1,700 court bill following a successful prosecution by North East Lincolnshire Council. Mayfair Estates Agents (Grimsby) Ltd pleaded guilty to a number of housing-related offences, following an investigation by…

2 years ago
New offices to get abseil inspection

It is not every day you expect to see someone abseiling down an office in Grimsby town centre, but there is no cause for concern – it is part of a final inspection survey which will be carried out on…

2 years ago
Government announces landmark Town Deal for Greater Grimsby

Over 8,800 new jobs and nearly 10,000 new homes will be delivered in Greater Grimsby thanks to a new, ground-breaking Stage 1 Town Deal worth £67m, the Government announced today. Local Growth Minister, Jake Berry MP and Business Minister, Lord…

2 years ago
Landlord fined for housing offences

A private landlord in North East Lincolnshire has been handed £1380 court bill following a successful prosecution by North East Lincolnshire Council. Yordan Kaloyanov, 37, of Millhouse Rose, Immingham, was found to be renting a house of multiple occupancy (HMO)…

2 years ago
Not long left to go before the latest energy saving deadline

YOU could save a hefty sum on your energy bills, but there’s not much time left to claim it. The Big Community Switch – a national scheme supported by North East Lincolnshire Council working in partnership with ENGIE – helps…

2 years ago
Energy efficient heating for hundreds of homes

A number of homes in our area could get their heating systems revamped thanks to a new scheme. The scheme, which will offer qualifying residents the chance to upgrade from storage or room heaters, or solid fuel fires to A-rated…

2 years ago
Sell-off of Welholme Galleries agreed

North East Lincolnshire Council cabinet members today voted to sell off the former Welholme Galleries building, based on Welholme Road, Grimsby. The building, which was built in 1907 incorporating the late 19th century Congregational Mission Church and Sunday School, most…

2 years ago
Delight as Grimsby neighbourhood regeneration is completed

WORK on the final phase of a £7-million social housing project in the heart of Grimsby has been completed following the handover of the remaining 19 socially-rented homes. The 70-unit project towards the southern end of Guildford Street – now…

2 years ago
Funding available to insulate your house

People in our area could be entitled to free home improvements to help make their home warmer and more energy efficient. North East Lincolnshire Council and North Lincolnshire Council’s South Humber Energy Efficiency Partnership (SHEEP) Eco Insulation Scheme have funding…

2 years ago
Council adopts ambitious plan for local housing

Councillors at North East Lincolnshire Council have approved an ambitious plan to build new houses and improve existing homes in the area. The housing strategy sets out the Council’s plan for accommodating a growing population whilst working to combat fuel…

2 years ago
Council approves plans to expand residential care alternatives

Cabinet members of North East Lincolnshire Council this week approved plans to proposals to offer more extra care housing locally. Extra Care Housing is an alternative option for those considering residential care, offering greater independence to older and less able…

2 years ago
Energy efficient heating for hundreds of homes

145 homes are to get their heating facilities revamped through a new scheme being offered by the South Humber Energy Efficiency Partnership across North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire Qualifying residents that currently rely on storage heaters, room heaters and…

2 years ago
Company fined after letting house to four staff

An Immingham company has been fined £750 and ordered to pay £819 costs after letting a substandard property to a group of its workers. Housing enforcement officers from North East Lincolnshire Council’s partnership with ENGIE found four men to be…

3 years ago
Keep warm for less this winter with energy saving assistance available

North East Lincolnshire Council, working in partnership with ENGIE and North Lincolnshire Council, are offering homeowners and private rented tenants funding for energy-saving home improvements. The improvement works assistance is available through the South Humber Energy Efficiency Partnership (SHEEP) and…

3 years ago
Energy training on offer for residents and professionals

North East Lincolnshire Council, working in partnership with ENGIE, is hosting a number of energy awareness training sessions in the coming weeks for both local residents and professionals. The training aims to give professionals advice on how to support households…

3 years ago
Gas safety: Funding available for minor essential works

North East Lincolnshire Council, working in partnership with ENGIE and Gas Safe, are offering free gas safety checks and minor essential works to households across the borough. The work is being done to help combat carbon monoxide poisoning which affects…

3 years ago
Can you make an empty house a home? Empty Homes Week 2017

Owners of empty homes have been warned they will have to pay an extra 50 per cent on their council tax bills if they’re left empty for more than two years. North East Lincolnshire Council, working in partnership with ENGIE,…

3 years ago
Gas Safety Week: Fighting for a Gas Safe nation

North East Lincolnshire Council, working in partnership with ENGIE, is proud to be supporting Gas Safety Week 2017, taking place this week. Gas Safety Week aims to raise awareness of gas safety and highlight the importance of taking care of…

3 years ago
Grimsby neighbourhood regeneration enters final stage

Works on the final phase of a £7-million social housing project in Grimsby has begun, with the construction of the remaining 19 social rented homes. The 70-unit project, which has seen a huge joint investment by North East Lincolnshire Council,…

3 years ago
Free energy awareness training available for professionals

North East Lincolnshire Council, working in partnership with National Energy Action (NEA) and ENGIE, are hosting free energy awareness training sessions for professionals working with vulnerable and fuel poor households. The course aims to give professionals the knowledge to support…

3 years ago
Don’t get caught out with your gas appliances

North East Lincolnshire Council, working in partnership with ENGIE, is urging residents to check all gas appliances every year by a Gas Safe approved engineer. The call comes following funding from Foundations Independent Living trust to raise awareness and highlight…

3 years ago
Landlord fined £5,000 in hazardous housing crackdown

A landlord has been fined £5,000 as part of a crackdown against poorly managed and hazardous rented houses in multiple occupation (HMO) by North East Lincolnshire Council and its partner ENGIE. Bhupendrakumar Chhotubhai Patel, owner of Camelot Guest House in…

3 years ago
Council hosts further heat network sessions for businesses

Figures from across the private and public sector are being invited to attend a Council-led drop-in session on clean energy sources for heating next week. In response to requests from businesses who could not attend the sessions held at the…

3 years ago
Still time to save with latest round of the Big Community Switch

North East Lincolnshire Council working in partnership with ENGIE is reminding people not to miss out on a scheme offering residents the chance to cut the cost of their energy bills. The Big Community Switch, which has saved more than…

3 years ago
Council votes to continue mortgage support

Older people in North East Lincolnshire are to get the offer  of  financial assistance to help with  interest-only mortgages. An extension to the Mortgage Breathing Space scheme, has been agreed  by members of North East Lincolnshire’s Cabinet . The existing…

4 years ago
Housing strategy – have your say

People have until Friday 13 January to give their views on North East Lincolnshire Council’s Housing Strategy. Visit www.nelincs.gov.uk/have-your-say to see a copy and complete the questionnaire online or find a paper copy at the Customer Access Point at the…

4 years ago
NELC’s Lifestyle Services to offer mental health training to organisations who work with children

North East Lincolnshire Council’s Lifestyle Services team are offering training to organisations who work with children and young people across the borough. The team have been commissioned as part of the Future in Mind programme, a national ambition to transform…

4 years ago
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Humberston Fitties forthcoming works

Please see below information from ENGIE, our regeneration partner, in respect of some forthcoming works; “We have identified a water leak at the Humberston Fitties on the corner adjacent to Plot 148. Our contractor’s will be on site from 8am on…

4 years ago
Council to offer energy advice sessions ahead of scheme deadline

Council to offer energy advice sessions ahead of scheme deadline North East Lincolnshire Council, in partnership with ENGIE, is hosting a series of free energy advice sessions across the borough in May ahead of the Big Community Switch deadline. The…

4 years ago
Clamping down on rogue landlords

Almost half of private rented properties visited during a crackdown against problem landlords were found to be falling below acceptable standards. So far 215 private rented properties have been visited in 22 of the borough’s streets as part of an…

4 years ago