Essential Home Repair Assistance

Essential Home Repair Assistance (EHRA) is available to eligible private sector home owners following a free property survey. This can lead to essential repairs being carried out using our appointed contractors up to an assistance maximum of £5,000.

To apply, please download the application form below.

pdf icon Application for Essential Home Repair Assistance [255kb]

Essential Home Repair Assistance is not available for work relating to thermal efficiency, such as insulation, heating and thermal comfort. For these issues financial support is available through the Governments Green Deal Scheme Energy Company Obligation (ECO).

The survey looks at whether your home meets the statutory minimum standard related to health and safety.

Serious hazards will be identified through the EHRA survey, which uses guidance from the Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS) under the Housing Act 2004.

Depending on the results of the survey we will advise you if you are eligible to receive EHRA. Types of work which may be considered include electrical re-wires and roof repairs.

Private tenants who have issues with the property they rent should contact their landlord or managing agent in the first instance for assistance.

Should issues persist please contact Private Sector Housing on 01476 40 60 80 for advice and assistance.

The assistance offered is discretionary and subject to funding.

Who is eligible for a FREE Essential Home Repair Assistance survey?