Improving private housing
Home improvement: grants and loans
We offer a number of grants and loans to help adapt or improvement your home or bring properties up to the decent homes standard.
Grants and loans
- Empty property grant
- Disabled facilities grant
- Home improvement agency - 'Just Retirement Solutions loan'
Empty property grant
A grant of up to £25,000 to bring an empty property back into residential use. As part of the scheme you will give the council nomination rights for 5 years, so that an applicant waiting to be housed can live in the property.
Contact private housing, telephone: 020 8871 6171.
Disabled facilities grant
A grant of up to £30,000 is available to carry out disability adaptations to make it easier to use facilities at home or to get in and out of your home.
The Access Team will carry out an assessment of your needs, if you qualify you will receive a mandatory grant. The team will also assess what works are appropriate.
Contact the Access Team (Adult Social Services), telephone: 020 8871 7707.
Several loans are available through the scheme with various repayment options. They provide financial advice about the effects of taking out the loan. Our team will assist with the process, arrange a surveyor and approved builder.