Grant currently under reviewThe council is currently reviewing its Housing Renewal Strategy with the intention of introducing a revised strategy in April 2014. This may impact on the availability of certain grant types in the interim period. If you contact the council with a view to registering a Landlord Grant enquiry, officers will be able to provide you with an update on the current position.
Landlord grants are discretionary grants awarded on the suitability for occupation or 'fitness' of the property to live in.
These grants only apply to domestic dwellings, but this could include a privately owned flat. The type of work that might be considered for a Landlord Grant would generally be large scale such as severe damp throughout the property, inadequate kitchen or bathroom facilities or serious disrepair to the general structure.
Who can apply for a Landlord Grant?
These grants are available to:
- Applicants over 18 who can prove they have owned the property for 3 years prior to application.
- Properties within council tax bands A-D
- Properties constructed prior to 31st Dec 1964
How much grant will I receive?
These grants are subject to a 50% contribution from the landlord, and a maximum grant of £15,000.
Landlords must comply with letting conditions for 5 years following completion of the grant.
How to apply
If you think your property might be eligible for a landlord grant and you would like to apply you can apply online.
Alternatively, you can call Private Sector Housing on 01495 235216 or email email@example.com.
Following your enquiry, an Environmental Health Officer will visit your property and decide whether it would qualify for a grant of this kind.
You will be contacted in writing to confirm the decision of the officer within several days of this visit, however it is usual that the officer will advise you verbally at the time whether the application is likely to be successful or not.
For further information about landlord grants call private Sector Housing on 01495 235216 or email firstname.lastname@example.org