Financial assistance for empty homes

We've committed £1 million 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 to help owners to renovate their empty homes and/or convert empty non-domestic buildings to residential homes for reoccupation.

Financial assistance is available to enable you to let your empty properties. As an additional incentive, 10 per cent will be offered to applicants as non-repayable grant and we'll offer up to 25 per cent of the financial assistance as grant where applicants agree to let their properties through one of the city's recognised 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]