The purpose of this grant is to fund the return of empty residential properties back into use.
Owners of property that is currently empty and has been empty for more than 12 months.
The maximum level of grant available is £20,000.
Qualifying works are where works of repair and improvement (in the opinion of the council awarding the grant) are necessary to:
Once work is complete, the property must be let as residential accommodation, or must be occupied by the owner as their main or only residence.
Where central heating is provided or boilers are repaired or replaced, it is a condition that draught-proofing, loft insulation and cavity wall insulation is installed to the council’s minimum recommended standard.
The grant will be registered as a charge on the property. Repayment of the full grant will be made:
Use the Empty homes grant online enquiry form for more information and how to apply.