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Grants for private landlords

Private landlords who own rented properties ​can apply for a grant to help improve their properties.

What you can use the grant for

You can get a grant for:

  • bringing your property up to the decent homes standard

  • resolving any category 1 or 2 hazards which have been included on an Improvement or Prohibition Notice served by us

  • providing adequate kitchen, bathroom and/or amenities as required within a licensed HMO

  • providing 270mm loft insulation and cavity wall insulation (where appropriate).

Eligibility

You must carry out all the necessary work to bring the property up to the decent homes standard to be able to apply for a grant. You must also be:

  • the owner of the property

  • a member of the London Landlord Accreditation Scheme or a recognised landlord association

  • a ‘fit and proper’ person

  • renting or intending to the rent the property to someone who is not a member of your family.

More information and conditions of applying can be found in the housing assistance policy at the bottom of this page.

Amount of grant available

The grant will cover 50% of the eligible cost of work, up to a maximum of £3,000. The maximum grant limit will be increased to £6,000 for licensed Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO), or properties where an application is pending and the HMO subject to licensing on completion of the building work.

How to apply

To apply or find out more, contact us on the details below.

Frequently asked questions

What does ‘fit and proper’ person mean?

To help determine whether a landlord is a 'fit and proper person', you must submit details of any previous convictions for criminal activity or any history of non-compliance relating to housing standards enforcement, harassment or illegal eviction. We will use this information to determine whether a landlord is ‘fit and proper’.

What is the London Landlord Accreditation Scheme?

It is a pan-London scheme which encourages landlords to adopt a high standard of management and professionalism, thereby improving accommodation within the private rented sector.

What is a decent home under the Decent Homes standard?

A decent home, as laid out by government, is a property that is in a good state of repair and has a reasonably modern kitchen and bathroom. It should be centrally heated, well insulated and pose no serious safety hazard to the occupants.

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