We are no longer accepting new applications for the discretionary financial assistance listed below, whilst our focus is on our mandatory grants. Once we are in a position to accept applications, this page will be updated. Private tenants should approach their landlord at the earliest opportunity if they become aware of a defect in the property.
- They can help people who own their own homes, or who live in privately rented accommodation, and who are elderly, disabled, or on a low income to repair, maintain or adapt their home.
- A local authority must give you a disabled facilities grant if you meet the conditions for getting one.
- Minor home repairs will vary depending on the task at hand.
- Private tenants should approach their landlord at the earliest opportunity if they become aware of a defect in the property.
You will be notified of the target date the repair will be completed, and whether a contractor or inspection is needed. An emergency repair is one that might result in harm to people or property if it is not fixed quickly. You will be charged if you call us out to a non emergency repair out of hours. The assistance is repayable in full to the Council should the property be disposed of or sold. A life time local land charge will be placed on the property.
Reasonable and practical, given the age of your home and the condition it’s in. For example, if your home need serious repairs, it might not be practical to do the work you need. If you intend to carry out the work yourself, you won’t be able to claim for the cost of your labour. You’ll have to pay the SMI loan back, but usually only when you sell your home or give it to someone else. Find out if you can get SMI and what to think about before you apply.
Our community of Taskers have a wide variety of trade skills and are here to help ease the stress of home repairs. Please be aware that some courses have fees that are payable on enrolment. More information on if this course has a fee can be found in the Availability section below. Our dedicated construction department offer a hands-on learning environment, allowing learners to engage and develop skills within a construction site style setting.
Which Properties Your Local Authority Can Help Improve
Find out more aboutasking your landlord to make reasonable adjustments. You can also join our user research group to receive invites to activities and surveys to help shape future improvements to the site. For more information on fees please view our Fees, Charges and Refunds Policyand our Applications, Admissions and Enrolment Policy and Procedures. Adults with a positive COVID-19 test result should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for 5 days, which is when they are most infectious. For children and young people aged 18 and under, the advice is 3 days.
First of all, check if the repair is our responsibility – many minor repairs may be your responsibility. Check here if you rent your home from Sanctuary and here if you own your own home. If you have difficulty paying your energy bills, or keeping warm, you can also get advice and support.