Discounts to renovate homes

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A host of local firms have teamed up with South Holland District Council to offer attractive discounts on services and products for empty homes.

The scheme – one of a number which the council is promoting to help make best use of the housing stock – would particularly appeal to anyone wishing to sell, rent or renovate a property.

However, anyone wishing to carry out home improvements or decorating could benefit too.

Several estate agents have agreed to offer discounted selling fees through the scheme and some letting agents have cut-price administration fees.

For anyone needing to buy products or materials, Jackson Building Centre in Spalding is offering a good discount.

Anyone wishing to take advantage of the discount scheme must contact South Holland District Council to obtain a qualifying document.

To register interest in taking part in the scheme – either as a customer or a firm willing to offer a discount on a product or service – email or call the Private Housing team on 01775 761161.

The scheme was organised and started by the district council’s private sector housing adviser, Julie Briggs, as part of National Empty Homes Week.

She said: “It’s great that local companies have come on board with the council in this scheme. There are good savings to be made on a wide range of goods and services.”