Conditions of the Grant
You will be supplied with grant conditions at the time you receive your grant approval documentation. You should read these carefully. Please note:-
- You will already have signed a certificate stating that it is your intention to remain in the property for the next 5 years. If it becomes apparent that this is not your intention the council may recover any grant monies paid.
- If it appears that after the grant is approved you are not entitled to a grant, the council may withhold or reclaim grant monies.
Once approved you should contact your contractor to arrange for the works to start. The contractor must not start the works until you have received your approval document. The approval lasts for one year after which the Council has no obligation to pay any grant monies.
Further advice on the grant procedure is available from the local District Councils. Most councils provide assistance with completing forms, arranging for builders etc.
The appointment of the architect is your responsibility. Although architects fees can be included and paid out of the DFG, if you should decide not to proceed with the grant works you would normally be expected to pay these fees
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Page Last Updated: 13 May 2013