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Financial assistance to improve and repair your home

We have a range of ways to help you adapt, heat or improve your home depending on your circumstances.

Council Assistance

The Council makes various forms of housing assistance available under it’s Housing Assistance Policy to help homeowners, tenants and landlords to improve, repair or adapt their homes. Please note that all financial assistance provided by the Council is subject to terms and conditions.

Disabled Facilities Grant

If you or someone living in your property has a disability, you may qualify for a Disabled Facilities Grant towards the cost of providing adaptations and facilities to enable the person to continue to live in their home.

Warm Homes Assistance

If you need to carry out works to make sure your house is adequately heated and insulated we may be able to help. If you are

  • An owner occupier or a tenant with a repairing obligation and in receipt of a means tested benefit; OR
  • A private sector landlord working with the Council by accepting nominated tenants

Funding of up to £10,000 may be available. Please note you should not be in Council Tax arrears and the assistance is repayable on sale of your property. Contact the private sector housing team on 01732 876395 or at privatesectorhousing@tmbc.gov.uk for further information.

Home Improvements Assistance

If you need to carry out works in your home to reduce a significant health and safety hazard, for example from dangerous electrics, a leaking roof, dangerous steps or stairs; we may be able to help. If you are an owner occupier or a tenant with a repairing obligation and in receipt of a means tested benefit; or an owner of a property empty for longer than six months and wanting to move in when habitable, funding up to £10,000 may be available. You should not be in Council Tax arrears and the assistance is repayable on sale of your property. Contact the private sector housing team on 01732 876395 or at privatesectorhousing@tmbc.gov.uk for further information.

Other sources of funding

Empty homes

If you have an empty home, that has been empty for more than six months you may qualify for a Kent County Council No Use Empty loan to help bring your property up to the Decent Homes standard to let or sell.

The Green Deal Home Improvement Fund is a new Government incentive scheme available from 1 June 2014 to help householders improve the energy efficiency of their home.

Last Updated: 19th June 2014