Disabled Facilities Grant

Disabled Facilities Grants are available for landlords to adapt properties that are occupied by a disabled person. 

You will be entitled to the grant if our Housing & Adult Social Care Team recommends an adaptation for your tenant, or yourself if you are a resident landlord.

We will visit the property to make an assessment. 

The maximum amount of grant is £30,000. If the cost of the works is more than the grant you may be able to apply for help through the Relocation Grant.

If repairs are also required to the dwelling being adapted, you may also apply for help through a Health & Safety Grant or Security Grant.

Usually, we only offer grants for work or equipment that costs more than £1,000

Contact the private sector housing team

Discretionary grants

There are 3 discretionary grants we can offer to landlords. These grants cannot be used in conjunction with a Housing Supply Grant.

Improvement grants

  • Maximum per let: £3,000
  • Maximum per building: £20,000

This grant helps to upgrade or provide new amenities such as kitchens, bathrooms and toilets to meet minimum Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO) standards.

Contact the private sector housing team

Energy efficiency

  • £1,500  per 1 bedroom or bedsit let
  • £3,000 per 2 bedroom let
  • £4,500 per 3 or more bedroom let
  • £15,000 per building

This grant helps landlords to improve their properties by installing energy efficiency measures including.
loft insulation, an insulating jacket for hot water tanks or draught proofing only if in conjunction with another measure below:

  • insulation of a flat roof above habitable rooms
  • cavity wall insulation
  • solid wall insulation
  • flat roof insulation
  • floor insulation for rooms above an unheated void
  • draught proofing
  • heating systems: boilers and controls
  • zoning of existing gas central heating 
  • glazing

Contact Green Camden to find out more.

Security measures

  • £500 per let for approved security measures
  • £5,000 per building for approved security measures 

This grant helps landlords and freeholders to improve property security, including:

  • communal intercom door entry system
  • window and door locks
  • approved door viewers
  • letterbox shrouds
  • London and Birmingham bars 

For communal intercom door entry systems, the property must be either let as bedsits or hostel accommodation, with some sharing of basic amenities; or self-contained or purpose built flats.

Contact the private sector housing team

Housing Supply Grant

We aim to increase the supply of residential accommodation by:
  • bringing empty homes back into use 
  • converting properties to provide additional accommodation

An applicant cannot apply for both a conversion and empty property grant for the same premises.

Empty homes

Grants up to:

  • £15,000: per bedsit and/or studio and/or 1 bedroom dwelling
  • £30,000: per 2 bedroom single household dwelling
  • £40,000: per 3 bedroom single household dwelling or larger
  • £80,000: per building

(Whichever is the lower amount)

Eligibility

To be eligible for a grant:

  • the property, whether residential or commercial, must have been unoccupied for at least 12 months prior to the date of application
  • the owner must sign an agreement to make the accommodation available for letting by Camden’s Housing Needs Group
  • at completion of works, the property must comply with the standard detailed in Part 1 of the Housing Act 2004
  • Where the premises are liable for licensing under Part 2 or Part 3 the Housing Act 2004 at the completion of the works, the premises must be licensed before grant can be paid
  • at the time of the completion of the works, the landlord must be a member of the London Landlord Accreditation Scheme

Conversion

Grants up to:

  • £20,000: per additional let for conversion
  • £50,000: per property

(Whichever is the lower amount)

Eligibility

  • the applicant must have an owner's interest in the premises
  • the owner must sign an agreement to make the accommodation available for letting by Camden’s Housing Needs Group
  • at the time of the completion of the works, the landlord must be a member of the London Landlord Accreditation Scheme
  • at completion of works, the property will comply with the standard detailed in Part 1 of the Housing Act 2004
  • where the premises are liable for licensing under Part 2 or Part 3 the Housing Act 2004 at completion of the conversion, the premises must be licensed before grant can be paid

Further information

Works must not start before you have been given written approval of the grant

Terms and conditions apply to all grants and our grant policy can change at any time.

More information on the Housing Assistance Policy 2016-2020

Contact the private sector housing team