Financial assistance for empty homes

During 2017/18 we supplied £1 million of financial assistance to owners of empty homes to bring their properties back into use in the city. The scheme was a great success and all of this funding has been committed. We are hoping however to offer financial assistance again in the future. If you would like to be updated once financial assistance becomes available again or if you would like to understand more details about this previous scheme, please get in touch

Our previous scheme offered interest free loans of up to £50,000 per dwelling to help owners to renovate their empty homes and/or convert empty non-domestic buildings to residential homes for reoccupation.

Financial assistance was available to enable owners to let their empty properties. As an additional incentive, 10 per cent was offered to applicants as non-repayable grant and this grant increased to up to 25 per cent of the financial assistance where applicants agreed to let their properties through one of the city's recognized social lettings schemes (EasyLet) or through a registered provider of social housing (for example a housing association).

How to apply

To get started, simply register your interest by downloading and completing an Expression of Interest form below. Once recieved, a member of the team will contact you to discuss the application further.

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

 Apply for financial assistance for an empty home [PDF, 164KB]

 Empty Homes Financial Assistance Policy [PDF, 206KB]

For more information email or call 01752 304235.

 Empty homes guidance booklet [PDF, 15MB]