Are you an owner of an empty property?
Has it been empty for longer than 6 months?
Are you looking for help to let the property?
The Home Restoration Scheme looks to assist owners to bring back into use properties which have been empty for more than six months, with up to £16,000 of grant funding per property. In return, the council will lease the property from the owner for a minimum of 5 years, and the owner will receive 60% rental income for the periods the property is let.
Given the limited funding available, grants are available on a first come, first serve basis.
The council will log the date and time it receives completed applications, the first 40 of which will provisionally secure a grant allocation, subject to Land Registry and Council Tax checks.
For further information please see the letter to property owners, or contact the Housing Team on 01642 729124.