Regular reader, Mike writes in and says:
“I thought you might be interested in the latest news on TDC much publicised at the time (last year) empty/unfit property grant scheme which offered non repayable grants for unfit housing.
I received a letter from Mr S O'Shea Private Sector Housing manager at TDC this morning regarding my applications for grants for five properties I own which I bought derelict and am looking to improve.
Extract from letter:
Unfit Property Grant Enquiry
Further to my letter to you dated 2005 where I stated your enquiry would not be processed due to the large number of referrals.... I am now writing to confirm that unfortunately the unfit property grants have been discontinued.
The Council have received money from the government for this financial year, the focus for spend however is to be on decent homes............to certain vulnerable occupants." etc.
It seems crazy to spend it on decent homes when there are so many derelict properties!
Cheers - Mike