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Empty property grants for homeowners 2016-17

The grant is intended to help people get onto the property ladder in Islington, by offering small grants to first time buyers who have taken on a property and that doesn't currently meet basic housing standards.

The grant is intended to help people get onto the property ladder in Islington by offering small grants to first time buyers who have taken on a property that doesn't currently meet basic housing standards. 

To be eligible to apply-

  • The property purchase value must not exceed £600,000 to qualify for a grant.
  • The property must have been empty for one year or more. Proof must be provided. (Council tax confirmation or utility bills showing unused energy may be accepted as proof).  
  • The applicant can only apply if responsible for all structural repairs.
  • The condition property does not meet the decent homes standard.
  • The applicant must have any planning permission or an established use certificate for any proposed or existing conversion.
  • The property must be the applicant’s primary home after renovation.

Funding that can be offered

Owners can apply for a grant of up to a maximum of £25,000. If successful the grant will be paid on satisfactory completion of the works.

Key workers and people who work in Islington earning a maximum of £30,000 (single income) or £60,000 (joint income) can apply for a grant of up to a maximum of £50,000. 

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