Disabled facilities grant conditions
The following conditions apply to the provision of grant assistance for a disabled facilities grant.
- The work is to be done by one of the contractors who provided the estimates included with the application.
- An applicant must advise the council if any agreement is required to vary this policy.
- Any breach of this policy will result in payments being suspended and unless the council is satisfied with the grounds for the change will demand full repayment of all the grant monies already paid.
It is a condition of grant that all of the grant works are completed within 12 months from the date of the formal grant approval.
The following conditions apply for a period of 10 years from the date of the Completion Certificate (the Certified Date) and are registerable in the local land charges register.
- The property has to be occupied throughout the grant condition period in accordance with the Certificate of Future Occupation applicable to this grant.
- The applicant must tell the council how this condition is being fulfilled starting from the Certified Date.
The council must be told of any intention to dispose of the property that has been the subject of grant aid and is within the grant condition period.
Conditions requiring repayment of grant
Newport City Council will demand the repayment of a disabled facilities grant from the recipient of such part of the grant that exceeds £5,000 but will not demand an amount in excess of £10,000.
The condition of repayment is set at 10 years from the date of the Completion Certificate (the Certified date).
This condition shall apply where:
- a disposal of the property takes place, or
- there is a breach of the grant conditions in respect of the provision of grant aid, or
- there is a breach of grant conditions that apply throughout the period of 10 years from the date of the Completion certificate (the Certified date).
Conditions where Newport City Council may wish to consider not requesting repayment
- The extent to which the recipient of the grant would suffer financial hardship were he or she to be required to repay all or any of the grant
- Whether the disposal of the property is to enable the recipient of the grant to take up employment, or to change the location of employment
- Whether the disposal is made for the reasons connected with the physical or mental health or well being of the recipient of the grant or of a disabled occupant of the premises, and
- Whether the disposal is made to enable the recipient of the grant to live with, or near, any person who is disabled or infirm and in need of care, which the recipient of the grant is intending to provide, or who is intending to provide care of which the recipient of the grant is in need by reason of disability or infirmity.
Cases where the council may wish to consider not requesting repayment of grant shall be considered by the regeneration, investment and housing manager and the cabinet member for social care and wellbeing.
Requests must be made in writing to Newport City Council's regeneration, investment and housing manager with full details supporting the request that the grant repayment be waived.