If you’re the owner of a residential property that has been empty for a significant period of time, a grant is available to help bring the property back into residential use.

How much can I get?

You can apply for a maximum grant up to:  

  • £15,000 – per bedsit and, or a studio and, or a one bedroom property
  • £30,000 – per two-bedroom single household property
  • £40,000 – per three-bedroom single household property or larger
  • £80,000 – per building, whichever is the lesser amount

What works are eligible?

Any necessary works required so that at completion the property will comply with Part 1 of the Housing Act 2004 and be a decent home.

Who can apply?

You must own the property and if your interest in the property is leasehold , the lease must have at least 10 years remaining at approval.

Grant conditions

Before applying for this grant please read the guidance explaining the grant conditions:

  • the owner must sign an agreement with us to make the accommodation available for letting by our housing department nominated tenants. If the accommodation is not required by our housing department, it must be let at the local housing allowance rent level for the 3-year period
  • the property, whether residential or commercial, must not have been intentionally left vacant for at least 12 months prior to the date of application
  • at completion of the works the landlord must be a member of the London Landlord Accreditation Scheme & London Rental Standard (LRS)
  • property complies with Camden’s HMO standards where applicable
  • works must be undertaken to bring the property up to Part L of the current building regulations if practicable.
  • you must have planning approval or change or established use certificates prior to making an application.
  • the grant must be repaid in full if the dwelling is sold within 3 years.
  • there can be no further grant awarded for works to the property except for a landlord application for a Disabled Facilities Grant where the tenant is eligible, within 10 years of completion of works.
  • where the premises are liable for licensing under Part 2 or 3 of the Housing Act, the premises are licensed.
  • the property does not contain any category 1 hazards under Part 1 of the Housing Act 2004 and be a decent home

How to apply

If you are interested in applying for this grant, please contact us at hrgrant@camden.gov.uk