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    • minimadtrix
    • By minimadtrix 23rd Nov 08, 12:54 PM
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    • 23rd Nov 08, 12:54 PM
    Check with their local council - some offer a housing renewal grant to people on certain benefits/limited income
  • frugallass
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    • 23rd Nov 08, 1:17 PM
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    • 23rd Nov 08, 1:17 PM
    it might be helpful if you could post the area that they live in.
    • savemoney
    • By savemoney 23rd Nov 08, 1:28 PM
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    • 23rd Nov 08, 1:28 PM
    You can get renovation grants but be prepared to be questioned on income, and have a very long wait and I mean years
    • Poppy9
    • By Poppy9 23rd Nov 08, 1:59 PM
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    • 23rd Nov 08, 1:59 PM
    Doubtful you will get a grant. Could they remortgage if they have enough equity in their home?
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  • ormus
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    • 23rd Nov 08, 2:39 PM
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    • 23rd Nov 08, 2:39 PM
    my local council does the following. yours may differ. these grants/loans/help are available to pensioners and are means tested.

    The forms of assistance that will be available for the purposes of carrying out repairs and improvements are:
    • Repayment Loan
    • Appreciation Loan
    • Direct Financial Assistance
    repayment loan is for cases where the normal private finance system is not available to the owner.
    appreciation loan is where the council take a % share in the house. repayment to be made when the house is eventually sold.
    direct financial assistance is like the old type home improvement grant. this is rarely used now.

    there are a number of conditions to be met, before any help is given.
    Get some gorm.
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