A Replacement Grant is only available to those whose home is unfit to live in and repair is not an option.
The property must be your main or only home.
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The dwelling can be:
*We assess ‘need’ under Housing Selection Scheme criteria. You must also have strong social or economic ties to the area.
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No, Replacement Grants are only available for the property you live in, or intend to live in, as your only or main residence.
Yes. But, there may be cases when we decide relocation to a nearby location is the best option.
You must arrange to demolish the original property before the final payment of the grant.
But we may make an exception where the local council planning service recommends it.
The maximum grant aid per application is £31,500. This is for a dwelling up to 80sq meters.
The amount of grant we award will depend on the cost of the work and your financial circumstances. You will have to make a contribution toward the cost of the work.
We base the calculation on:
Your income includes:
For more information contact your local grants office.
Yes, if you want to carry out extra work then you must arrange to pay for this yourself. It will not be grant aided.
Your may choose to include:
We will not grant aid these works.
We administer the grant aid on behalf of the Department for Communities. We do not arrange for work to be completed, or carry out work.
It is your responsibility to:
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If you have any questions please contact your local Grants Office on:
T: 03448 920 900 (Textphone 18001 03448 920 900)
Members of our team will be happy to help you at any point of the process.
If you need extra support during the grant application process then you can contact:
Each case is unique. But some factors will affect the length of time:
When you apply for the grant you must:
The five years starts from the date which the work is signed-off by a Technical Officer.
If you break this agreement you may have to repay some, or all, of the grant-aid paid to you. We will place a statutory charge on the property.
The grant awarded will only be paid when
We may consider making a part / interim payment(s) while work is being carried out.
You should speak to your Technical Officer about this.
You must not start any work until you have received an ‘Approval of Application’ in writing from the Housing Executive.
This approval confirms:
You must provide all the documentation and statutory approvals before we issue this.
It can take up to six months for us to provide an ‘Approval of Application’.