Financial assistance for empty homes

For 2020, we have committed £500,000 of capital funding to help bring empty homes back into use in the city. We're offering interest free loans of up to £50,000 per dwelling, with a maximum amount of £150,000 per property, to help private owners to renovate their empty homes and/or convert empty non-domestic buildings to residential dwellings for reoccupation through letting.

In addition to loans for private individuals, we're offering loans to companies at low rate of interest to bring back or convert empty property into residential accommodation for letting. Company loans are subject to the same conditions and level of loan, in other words, £50,000 per dwelling up to a maximum amount of £150,000 per property.

How to apply

To get started, simply register your interest by downloading and completing an expression of interest form below. Once received, we'll contact you to discuss the application further.

 Financial assistance expression of interest form [PDF, 409KB]

 Apply for financial assistance for an empty home [PDF, 351KB]

 Empty homes financial assistance policy [PDF, 304KB]

For more information email or call 01752 304235.

 Empty homes guidance booklet [PDF, 4.6MB]