Empty properties - advice

Advice on empty property grants and conversion grants

Empty property grants

Financial assistance is available to make empty properties better, allowing them to be rented out. These grants are administered by the Private Sector Housing Team.

In order to qualify for an empty property grant, you must satisfy the following criteria:

  • You must own the property
  • The house must have been vacant for more than two years
  • You must intend to make the property available for letting
  • The grant will be fully repayable on sale of the property

Conversion grants

Conversion grants are used to help convert empty space above retail premises. These grants are administered by the Private Sector Housing Team.

To qualify for a conversion grant, you must satisfy the following criteria:

  • You must own the property
  • The premises must be an existing retail property
  • You must intend to make the property available for letting
  • The grant is fully repayable on sale of the property  

For further information regarding financial assistance, please contact the Private Sector Housing Team. They are available to answer any queries you may have or explain any issues with which you have difficulty.

Last updated: ‎11‎/‎10‎/‎2017‎ ‎14‎:‎02‎

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