Helping to bring empty homes back into use

Reference:

049/12

Date:

20/04/2012

Councillors in East Cambridgeshire have agreed to remove a layer of red tape to encourage more people to bring empty properties back onto the housing market.

East Cambridgeshire District Council runs a Discretionary Renovation Loan Scheme which offers interest free loans of up to 20,000 to help bring an empty home back into use.

To increase the number of people coming forward for the loan, members have decided to remove means testing from the application procedure which has deterred applicants in the past.

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The full ECDC press release can be viewed here:Helping to bring empty homes back into use

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