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Financial assistance for landlords

The Housing Renewals Policy [pdf] outlines some types of discretionary financial assistance for private landlords, but these are subject to the availability of capital funding from the council.  This policy is currently under review and the only funding available at this time is a Vacant Homes Loan to assist owners of empty properties to bring them back into use in the private rented sector.

Under certain circumstances, the council may be able to offer Landlord Renewals Assistance – Tenanted Properties, where a tenanted property is in very poor condition and where there rent paid is significantly lower than market rent.  These are likely to be regulated tenancies [pdf] where the tenancy started before 15 January 1989.