Help with home repairs

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1. Loan and grant conditions

If you are a home owner you may be eligible for a loan, or a grant if a loan is not appropriate. The maximum loan you can get is £20,000 and is available through our partner, Wessex Resolutions.

Funding is limited, so help is targeted at those most in need. Priority will be given to people who are:

  • 70 years, or older
  • receiving a means tested, or disability benefit
  • living with a child aged 6 years, or younger

You will also need to meet all of the following:

  • the property is within council tax bands A to D
  • the household disposable income is below £125 per week
  • you have lived in the property for over a year, except first time buyers
  • the property is over 10 years old, except park homes

If the work is urgent and small scale, you maybe able to apply for minor works grant.

 

When this content has been updated

Last updated 10 July 2017