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Home > Housing > Private Sector Housing > Empty Homes > Empty Homes Loan

Empty Homes Loan

An Empty Homes Loan can provide a £20,000 interest free loan to bring homes back into use.  

Homes must have been empty for more than six months.


How do I apply?

If you would like more information about this loan, or you would like to apply, contact us.

This loan covers the cost of repairs. This may include:

  • damp proofing
  • provision of sanitary facilities
  • provision of an adequate water supply
  • re-roofing
  • repairs/replacement of windows and doors
  • repairs to structure

We will visit you to assess the repairs needed. We will then tell you what we can help with. 

You should not start work until your loan has been approved. A loan will not be given for any works that have already happened.

Eligibility for these loans is in accordance with our Private Sector Housing Renewal Policy.  

Loans are subject to budget restrictions.


Statutory powers

We want to work together with home owners. 

If there is no progress in negotiations, we have a number of legal powers we can use to bring empty homes back into use.