Apply for an exemption to council home maintenance

We have a Repairs Exemption Policy to provide help for tenants who are unable to maintain their home. We can assist them with:

  • Decorating
  • Internal carpentry (excluding bath panels)
  • Wall Tiling


We will be consulting on the Repairs Exemptions Scheme during summer 2018 and in the meantime we have changed the eligibility criteria to include tenants on all rates of Disability Living Allowance or Personal Independence Payment. 

The Repairs Exemption Scheme will continue to operate throughout the financial year until the budget has been used up and it will then close until the following April. We will not keep a waiting list when the scheme is closed and tenants are asked to re-apply for work to be done the following April. 


To qualify, you have to be:

  • 65 years old or over; OR
  • In receipt of Disability Living Allowance; OR
  • In receipt of Personal Independence Payment

How to apply 

Fill in our online application form or download an application form and send it back to us including your proof of age, Disability Living Allowance or Personal Independence Payment.

Apply for an exemption


What action we will take

Once we have assessed your application we will write to you stating if you have been successful or not.