We are getting a lot of enquires about the grant scheme announced by the Government in relation to Vacant Property Refurbishment. You can get a grant of up to €50,000 to renovate a vacant property and up to €70,000, if the property is derelict. The grant is inclusive of the VAT cost of the works.
To qualify for the Vacant Property Refurbishment Grant, you must meet the following criteria:
The property must have been vacant for 2 years or more.
The property must have been built before 2008. (Before 1 May 2023, only homes built before 1993 qualified.)
You must own the property, or be in the process of buying it.
You must live in the property as your principal private residence when the work is completed, or make it available for rent.
You must have tax clearance from Revenue and your tax affairs must be in order.
You must have paid your Local Property Tax, if applicable.
You must not have already got funding under the grant.
More information here:
Citizens Information Board:
Fingal County Council's Housing Department have launched a series of housing information events, aimed at providing residents with the guidance and support needed to secure affordable housing schemes, grants, and loans: