The Council can offer financial assistance to low income home owners to undertake emergency repair work to houses. This assistance is in the form of a loan that is paid back to the Council when the house is eventually sold or changes ownership. There are no monthly repayments.

Loans can be used to:

  • repair a seriously defective electrical installation
  • repair a hazardous gas appliance
  • repair severe structural problems
  • remedy dampness considered to be a health hazard
  • repair a faulty domestic water heating appliance where older people’s or young children’s health is at risk if it isn’t repaired
  • repair collapsed drains
  • improve heating where older people’s health is at risk if it isn’t improved

The Council will inspect your house and determine the work necessary.

Home Repair Assistance Loan enquiry

Make an enquiry