ARE YOU AWARE OF THE FLOOD RESILIENCE GRANTS?
Inspired Property Management want to bring to your attention and raise awareness of the flood relief payment and the flood grant which are available and the cut off dates for application.
The Government has made grants available towards the installation of flood resilient and resistance measures in properties. In England and Wales, grants of up to £5,000 are available through an application process via the local authority.
In actual fact there are two schemes:
1) FLOOD RELIEF PAYMENTS
2) FLOOD RESILIENCE GRANTS
consideration for eligibility under the latter being dependent upon registration under the former.
With a flood relief payment of £500
· This payment is available to the occupier of the property at the time of the flood. (i.e. the owner-occupier or the tenant).
· The funds are paid via the council tax system.
· Deadline for registering for the relief payment application is 31 March 2016.
Flood resilience grant of £5,000
· This funding is as detailed above for flood resilience measures to improve the property’s resilience to future flooding, over and above the repairs covered by the insurance policy.
· In order to be eligible to apply for the grant, an application must have already made for the flood relief payment.
· In the case of rented properties, the applications would be made by different parties (tenant for the flood relief payment and landlord the flood resilience grant). The council advises any property owner wishing to register for the flood resilience grant should notify the council that the property has been affected by flooding per the requirements and deadline of the flood relief payment as it is possible that the tenant may not have made the application.
· Deadline for the grant application: extended to 30 June 2016.
· It is important to note that consideration for payment under the flood resilience grant is dependent upon prior notification that the property has been flooded.
If interested property owners have not already contacted the Council to notify them that their apartment was affected, then the council need to be contacted either by telephone 01274 437866 or email email@example.com.
Further information is available from Bradford City Council.
The council has confirmed that 100% relief was applied to council tax bills on flood affected properties from 01 January 2016 to 31 March 2016.
Further extensions to this relief are available, dependent upon the circumstances. The council suggests enquiries will be dealt with dealt with on a case by case basis.
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