Interest Free Loan Scheme

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One of the main barriers to owners bringing their empty properties back into use is the cost of the renovation works.

We have put together an interest free loan scheme to provide financial assistance, which has been specifically developed to help meet the costs of renovation and conversion.

Landlords, developers and owners of empty properties can now apply to Kent County Council for a loan to help bring long term empty properties back onto the market for rental or sale.

The participating Local Council will ‘sponsor’ applications for renovation loans to property owners. This will allow landlords and owners of empty properties to discuss their proposals with the empty property officers at an early stage and get good impartial advice on how best to bring their empty properties back into use.

Property owners will need to ensure that relevant planning permissions and building regulation approvals are already in place. They will also need to provide a timescale for the completion of the scheme