Common Parts Grant
Due to funding shortfalls, the Housing Executive is currently prioritising grant awards. Under current grants prioritisation scheme, new applications for common parts grants are unlikely to be approved, unless you can demonstrate exceptional circumstances.
This grant aims to improve the 'common parts' of a building containing one or more flats. Common parts include the hall, stairs and roof. The amount available depends on the type of work and your personal circumstances.
What work is included?
A common parts grant is available to help you:
- eradicate damp
- repair a basic amenity
- provide adequate heating facilities
- provide adequate means of fire escape
- improve the communal areas of the building.
What properties are eligible?
You can only apply if the building contains one or more flats. The building must be at least ten years old. If the flats were created when the building was converted, the conversion must have been at least ten years ago.
Owner occupiers are not able to apply for a common parts grant.
You can apply for a common parts grant if:
- you own the building, or
- you are applying with other landlords who own flats in the building, or
- you are applying with tenants.
You must be able to prove to the Housing Executive that:
- at least 75% of the flats in the building are occupied
- you will rent out the flats for at least five years after the work is completed.
You can only apply for a common parts grant if you can prove that:
- you have a protected tenancy, or
- your tenancy is for at least five years.
You must get your landlords permission before applying for a common parts grant.
You will only be eligible for a common parts grant if:
- at least 75% of the building is occupied, and
- at least 75% of the tenants agree to the common parts grant application.
Make sure that all tenants are aware that the common parts grant may not cover the actual cost of the building work.
How is the grant paid?
The Housing Executive will pay the grant when the work is completed to its satisfaction and you have sent:
You may be able to apply for an interim payment once you have completed 25% of the work. However, this is at the discretion of the Grants Manager.