You or someone living in your property must be disabled. Either you or the person you’re applying for must:
- own the property or be a tenant
- intend to live in the property during the grant period (which is currently 5 years)
You can also apply for a grant if you’re a landlord and have a disabled tenant.
The council needs to be happy that the work is:
- necessary and appropriate to meet the disabled person’s needs
- reasonable and can be done - depending on the age and condition of the property
You might not get any grant if you start work on your property before the council approves your application.
Planning and building regulations approval
You need to apply separately for any planning permission or building regulations approval.
The council may ask you to employ a qualified architect or surveyor to plan and oversee the work. If you get a grant, you can use it towards the cost of their fees.