Improving private housing
Empty Property Loans
You may be eligible to apply for a loan from the Council to help meet the cost of major works or repairs to your empty property. The property must have been empty for at least 6 months.
How much will the loan be?
The maximum amount of loan that the Council can offer is £50,000 for dwellings of up to two bedrooms, £60,000 for dwellings of three bedrooms or more and £30,000 (maximum 50% match funded basis) per bedroom for properties in conservation areas. The actual amount of the loan will be based upon the eligible expense. The eligible expense is the value of the work approved by the Council based on the estimates you provide.
How do I apply for the loan?
If the Council decides to support your proposal, we will send you an application form to complete. You, or your company, must own the property before we can accept a formal application from you.