Decision details

Review of private sector housing grants assistance policy

Decision Maker: Community and Wellbeing Committee

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Following consideration, the Committee unanimously resolved to:

(1)          Approve the recommended amendments to the Private Sector Housing Grants Assistance Policy, so as to:

(i) Increase the level of discretionary top up funding to £30,000 (or more in exceptional circumstances, provided it would not cause the Council to exceed its overall DFG grant allocation);

(ii) Where reference is made to the term “legal charge”, replace with the term “land charge”.

(2)          Agree to delegate any necessary minor amendments to the Council’s Private Sector Housing Grants Assistance Policy following changes in law or good practice, to the Head of Housing & Community in consultation with the Chair of the Community and Wellbeing Committee.


Report author: Rod Brown

Publication date: 13/07/2022

Date of decision: 12/07/2022

Decided at meeting: 12/07/2022 - Community and Wellbeing Committee

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