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 an Empty Homes Grant enquiry, officers will be able to provide you with an update on the current position.
We currently offer home improvement grants to owners of empty properties. These grants are discretionary and are targeted at properties that are in poor physical condition and appearance and have a negative impact on the neighbourhood.
If you own an empty property you may be eligible to receive a grant, to help bring the property up to decent homes standards.
Who can apply for an Empty Homes Grant?
The grant will be in the form of a Home Improvement Grant and available to properties that have been empty for at least 12 months.
How much grant will I receive?
A grant maximum of £15,000
How to apply
If you think your property might be eligible for an Empty Homes Grant and you can apply online.
Alternatively, you can call Private Sector Housing on 01495 235216 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 empty homes grants call private Sector Housing on 01495 235216 or email email@example.com.