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House demolition brings peace to neighbourhood

A troublesome property in Grimsby, which has been the source of problems for neighbouring residents, has finally been demolished. The property on Shelley Avenue in Grimsby was demolished after sitting empty since 2005 due to its poor condition. In the 16 years that the property has been unoccupied, it has attracted a significant amount of…

1 month ago | Homes and property

Landlords could face hefty fines if they fail to bring properties up to energy efficiency standards

Local landlords letting energy inefficient properties could receive hefty fines under new Government legislation, North East Lincolnshire Council’s housing officers have warned. The Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard (MEES) legislation, which was updated in April last year, requires all rented properties on new or existing tenancies to hold an Energy Efficiency Certificate (EPC) rating of E…

1 month ago | Homes and property

Over 2,000 empty properties in North East Lincolnshire

There are more than 2,000 properties standing empty in our area, figures released by the Council this week revealed. Of these properties, which are located in all parts of the borough and ranging from small flats to large houses with multiple bedrooms, only 502 have stood empty for more than 2 years. 148 of these…

2 months ago | Homes and property

Free training available for local landlords

Local landlords are set to benefit from some free online training opportunities thanks to a partnership between North East Lincolnshire Council and regeneration partner, ENGIE, DASH services and City of York Council. A limited number of places on the two free training courses, which focus on developing the skills and knowledge of local landlords, will…

3 months ago | Homes and property

Coronavirus guidance issued to landlords and letting agents

Officers from North East Lincolnshire Council have contacted landlords of Houses of Multiple Occupation (HMO) in the area to issue guidance to prevent COVID-19 outbreaks on their properties. The guidance, which has been compiled by the Council’s Public Health team, explains what landlords, letting agents and property managers should do if they suspect a tenant…

9 months ago | Health and wellbeing

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 the East and West Marsh wards requiring a license to continue to let their premises….

10 months ago | Homes and property

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 Council during these challenging times. The warning comes as figures released nationally show increases in…

10 months ago | Health and wellbeing