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Grants Now Available For First Time House Buyers In Wicklow

Grants of up to €50,000 are now available to first time buyers in Wicklow, who opt to purchase a vacant or derelict house.

The funding, which ranges from €30,000 to €50,000, will also be given to 'fresh start' applicants - including those who've left a marriage.

Housing Minister Darragh O'Brien says the value of the property won't affect the grant.

  • The following categories of works will be eligible for grant assistance, subject to a reasonable cost assessment by the local authority and to any limits for specific works:

  • Substructure works, including works to foundations, rising walls, floor slabs, damp-proofing and underpinning

  • Structural works to superstructure, including walls, party walls, chimneys, suspended timber floors, structural timbers

  • Works to internal walls, stairs, and landings, and internal wall completions including doors, windows, and applied finishes

  • External walls completions including doors, windows, sills, and applied finishes

  • Roof completions, including flashings, fascias, soffits, gutters, downpipes

  • Building services including plumbing, heating, ventilation, electrical services, telecommunications,

  • Painting and decoration required because of works carried out

  • Extension within the ambit of exempt development under planning regulations, as part of a wider refurbishment

  • Necessary external works and site development works carried out within the curtilage of the site

  • Professional services associated with works

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