Property Flood Resilience (PFR) scheme

Property Flood Resilience Recovery Support Scheme [2019]

Following the November floods, the Government announced that flood-hit homes and businesses will be able to receive up to £5,000 to help protect them from future flooding. The purpose of the scheme is to assist property owners to improve the flood resilience of their individual properties when they repair them after a flood. The outcome from this funding should be that if flooding were to reoccur, damage levels would be considerably lower and householders and businesses could return to their properties much more quickly.

Eligibility

The Government have set out the following Eligibility Criteria:

  • Residential properties (including accommodation such as static caravans where this is the primary residence, defined as a location registered on electoral role) where habitable internal areas of the premise have been damaged by flooding by the relevant event.
  • Business (including social enterprise) and charitable organisation properties where internal areas of the premise which are critical to the day to day operations (i.e. not storage sheds or warehouses) have been damaged.
  • Properties must have been severely damaged by a flood event between 08 November and 18 November 2019. The inside of the property must have been flooded and there must have been damage to the fabric of the building, necessitating repair.
  • The grant is only available to people where the habitable living or business areas of their properties have been damaged by entry of floodwater, necessitating drying out and/or repairs to the fabric of the building.
  • Garages, outhouses and storage areas are not eligible for the scheme.
  • Second homes are not eligible.
  • Empty homes are not eligible.
  • Basements or cellars not used as part of the habitable or business area of a property are not eligible for the scheme.

Flood Resilience Contractor

The Council has now formally appointed a specialist contractor to undertake both surveys and Flood Resilience Work to properties. This has taken longer than we had anticipated as a result of the current health situation and it is possible that surveys and works will be delayed until we are given clearance by the Government to enable visits to residential properties.

The Council and its contractor will be contacting eligible property owners as soon as possible to arrange a visit to undertake a property survey and this will be followed by the delivery of the necessary works.

Application Process

Application form
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Please return completed forms to: Property Flood Resilience Fund Processing - Bassetlaw District Council Queen’s Buildings, Potter Street Worksop, Nottinghamshire S80 2AH


Last Updated on Tuesday, June 16, 2020