More owner occupiers in the private sector in South Kesteven have saved thousands of pounds on repairs to their properties thanks to a district council scheme.
Essential Home Repair Assistance (EHRA) can provide up to £5,000 to fix large repairs such as leaking roofs, rewiring and new bathroom or kitchen improvements.
Grants are awarded subject to a survey undertaken by South Kesteven District Council (SKDC) to assess if residents are eligible for support.
If the survey identifies a serious hazard, SKDC will contact the applicant regarding the assistance available and, if a householder agrees to the work, will then instruct contractors who have been through selection criteria to quote for the work required.
The assistance will not need to be repaid unless the property is sold within five years, in which case an amount will be due back to SKDC on a sliding scale.
The grant is subject to funding availability.
To find out more, including eligibility, or to request an EHRA application form, contact SKDC on 01476 406080 ext 6286 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.