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    28 February 2022

    Get help with your empty home

    Latest figures from Mendip District Council show the number of empty homes in the district has decreased by almost a quarter. There are currently 392 long-term empty homes (of over 6 months) in Mendip, compared to 509 in April 2020 - that's a drop of 23%. The news comes as the Council takes part in the national Empty Homes Week, 28 February - 6 March. Grants and loans are available from Mendip to support owners in bringing their vacant and derelict properties back into use. 


    There are grants of between £3,000 and £15,000, and loans of up to £25,000 available to go towards renovation works. And once repaired, it means properties can be rented or occupied by owners.


    Follow the Council on social media during Empty Homes Week (28 February - 6 March) to see excusive before and after pictures of properties that have benefited from Mendip's Empty Homes grants and loans.


    How to get help with your empty home:


    Empty home owners can contact the Private Sector Housing Team on 0300 303 8588, email privatesectorhousing@mendip.gov.uk 
    Or fill in the online form https://www.mendip.gov.uk/emptyproperties


    For information on grants and loans, visit Financial Assistance - Mendip District Council
     

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