Homes and property news

  • Register for the Summer Tenants’ Conference

    Council housing Published on Thursday, 16th June 2016

    Rotherham Council is encouraging council tenants to attend their annual conference for all the latest news and views on local housing services.

  • Praise for quick thinking Housing Officer

    Published on Friday, 20th May 2016

    Rotherham Council Area Housing Officer, Melanie Applegate has been praised for averting a potential tragedy when visiting a tenant in Wath.

  • New Adult Care and Housing Strategic Director sees Council senior management team complete

    Published on Wednesday, 4th May 2016

    Rotherham Council has appointed its new Strategic Director of Adult Care and Housing, the final appointment to the authority's new permanent senior management team.

  • Helping Rotherham blossom

    Published on Wednesday, 13th April 2016

    Rotherham Council is launching its annual Garden Competition for tenants and leaseholders during National Gardening Week 2016 which runs to 17 April.

  • Rotherham residents fined for eyesore properties

    Published on Tuesday, 29th March 2016

    Rotherham Council used new powers to fine two residents after they ignored requests to tidy up their gardens.

  • Carr Mews housing development officially opens its doors

    Published on Thursday, 24th March 2016

    A brand new Council Housing development at Barbers Avenue Rawmarsh was officially opened yesterday by the Mayor of Rotherham, Cllr Maggi Clark.

  • First landlord prosecuted under Rotherham Council’s selective licensing scheme

    Published on Wednesday, 23rd March 2016

    A Rotherham landlord has been ordered to pay more than £1,000 at Rotherham Magistrates’ Court after pleading guilty to operating a rented house without a licence.

  • Key Choices property shop is on the move

    Published on Wednesday, 9th March 2016

    Rotherham Council’s Key Choices Service, which provides advice to customers on all housing options as well as support to prevent customers becoming homeless, is moving to Riverside House on 18 March.

  • Safety first for Flanderwell residents

    Published on Thursday, 28th January 2016

    Residents in Flanderwell were given advice and assistance to help keep themselves and their homes safe at an event this week.

  • New Selective Licensing scheme targets rogue landlords

    Published on Tuesday, 15th December 2015

    Tenants are starting to see improvements to their homes as Rotherham Council moves forward with its Selective Licensing scheme.

  • First tenants move into newly built council homes

    Published on Friday, 6th November 2015

    The first tenants have moved into four new Council homes built in Bramley.

  • Garden Competition a blooming success!

    Published on Thursday, 24th September 2015

    This year’s Rotherham Garden Competition has been hailed a blooming success with new categories attracting more entries.

  • Earmarked sites listed in Rotherham's local plan

    Published on Monday, 14th September 2015

    The sites earmarked for new homes, industrial and retail space in Rotherham will be put forward for council approval for consultation at the next Council meeting (16 September).

  • Residents urged to be gas safe

    Published on Thursday, 10th September 2015

    Rotherham Council and Willmott Dixon will be hitting the streets to promote gas safety as part of Gas Safety Week (14 to 20 September).

  • South Yorkshire and Humber Building Excellence Awards

    Published on Monday, 1st June 2015

    Several new buildings across Rotherham, including houses and a school, have been acclaimed in a regional building excellence awards.

  • Selective licensing scheme launched in Rotherham

    Published on Friday, 15th May 2015

    A new licensing scheme, geared to driving up the standards of privately rented accommodation in Rotherham, is going ahead after a judge dismissed a legal challenge.

  • Specialist homes for Rotherham families

    Published on Wednesday, 25th March 2015

    Two new specialist homes are going to be built to help families with a disabled child.

  • Licensing scheme for private rented sector

    Published on Thursday, 18th December 2014

    Landlords who own property in certain parts of Rotherham are to be the subject of a new licensing scheme in an effort to drive up the standards of rented accommodation.

  • Changes to housing allocations policy

    Published on Tuesday, 25th November 2014

    The Council has changed the way it allocates Council homes to make it easier for local people who need a house to get one.

  • Council Tax collection

    Published on Friday, 1st August 2014

    Rotherham is once again one of the top-performing authorities for its Council Tax collection rate despite the huge changes imposed by the Government.

  • Inspector praises local housing plan

    Published on Monday, 14th July 2014

    Rotherham's housing plan for the future has been given the green light by government inspectors - including the go-ahead to set a local housing target.

  • New opening times for Rotherham waste sites

    Published on Monday, 28th April 2014

    Rotherham recyclers are being reminded that from June each of the borough's four Household Waste Recycling Centres will be closed for one day each week.

  • Residents warned over shed break-ins

    Published on Thursday, 17th April 2014

    Rotherham residents are being warned to be on their guard following a spate of break-ins to sheds and garages.

  • Seven years of Potteries Court

    Published on Thursday, 10th April 2014

    Residents of a specialist housing scheme in Rotherham will celebrate its seventh birthday next week.

  • Children show housing tenants the way

    Published on Wednesday, 9th April 2014

    School children were on hand to offer a little guidance to council housing tenants at this year’s Tenants’ Spring Conference.

  • Council Tax collection helps services

    Published on Tuesday, 8th April 2014

    The Council collected a much-needed additional £6 million in Council Tax and non-domestic rates in the last financial year - a welcome boost in the battle to provide vital front-line services.

  • Rogue landlords prosecuted

    Published on Tuesday, 18th March 2014

    A married couple have been successfully prosecuted by the Council for failing to make repairs to a tenanted property they owned in Catcliffe.

  • Save Time, Do it Online - the Council launches Your Account with a chance to win an iPad

    Published on Wednesday, 12th March 2014

    The Council has taken a significant leap forward in the way key services are delivered by introducing an exciting new online service.

  • Stay alerted

    Published on Tuesday, 4th March 2014

    Get up to the minute information about the things that matter to you, straight to your email inbox by using our e-alerts.

  • Sun shines on garden competition winners

    Published on Tuesday, 3rd December 2013

    It may be cold outside, but it’s not too early to start thinking about making preparations for Rotherham’s Council homes gardening competition.