Take 3 minutes to tell us if you found what you needed on our website.Your feedback will help us give millions of people the information they need. You can contact your nearest Citizens Advice if you need further advice on home improvements. You might also be able to find local grants to help with things like insulating your home from Simple Energy Advice.
- To apply for a disabled facilities grant, you need to fill in a form which you can get from your local authority.
- Loans are available to anyone who owns a residential property which has been empty for 12 months or longer.
- A life time local land charge will be placed on the property.
Once the work is complete Care and Repair Newcastle will visit you to inspect the standard of the work. We will pay the loan directly to the contractor so that you don’t need to worry about doing this. Once the works are complete, an Officer will check the works and with your agreement pay the grant to the builder.
It is advisable to put this concern in writing so you have a record of it. To be eligible, you must be in receipt of one means tested or disability related benefit, and have less than £5,000 to pay for adaptations or repairs. For more information about a landlord’s responsibility to do repairs, see Repairs in rented housing.
The team at Lendology CIC understand the expense of maintaining your home and work with you, and ourselves, to take the stress out of funding repairs, improvements or adaptations. We have worked in partnership with Lendology CIC since 2005 to enable homeowners to access financial help to repair their homes. A free online account giving you a safe, secure and flexible way to access our services 24/7. The maximum amount can be exceeded in exceptional cases, and the loan will become repayable when the property is sold or ownership is transferred. To process the loan we will need to arrange a valuation of your property and carry out identification and credit checks. If you have a mortgage we will also need to get agreement from your lender before we can agree the loan.
Contact Lendology CIC direct for an informal chat about the repairs, improvements or adaptations required to your property and how to apply. Adisabled facilities grantcan help you pay for adaptations in your home. If you are registered disabled, you will be able to apply for a grant. It does not matter if you are a tenant or you own your own property.
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We will then ask you to get estimates for the work required. Unfortunately we are not currently able to accept new applications for this scheme. Contact Peabody and they will be able to put you in touch with local home improvement agencies or local care navigators who can help. How to pay any council bill, fine or invoice either online, by phone or in person.
We offer a Home Improvement Agency Service, where officers will help you through the whole process from start to finish. This service is chargeable, but the fee can also be paid for through the grant or loan. A local authority can offer different types of help with home improvements. It will have its own rules about the types of help it will offer, and about the conditions you must meet in order to qualify for help.
If your landlord is responsible for doing the work, you’ll not be able to get a grant. Vulnerable households are defined as homeowners who are receiving one of the main means tested benefits. The loan can be used to deal with anything that causes the property to fail the decent homes standard for which other public funds are not available. Once you contact us, we will send you a short application form to complete and return to us, we will then confirm if you are eligible for financial assistance. We can help residents and empty property owners with financial assistance and advice.