When privately owned homes are in need of repair or physical improvements, we have a range of assistance available.
We can offer advice on property maintenance and finding an appropriate contractor.
We have no obligation to help homeowners pay for repairs, but we are committed to assisting with properties that are in a significant state of disrepair, and will do what we can to assist financially.
York Handyperson Service
York Handyperson Service can perform small jobs around your home if you live in City of York area, are a home owner or private tenant, and are aged 65 or over or disabled.
Home maintenance advice pack
Our home maintenance pack provides information and advice about maintaining your own home.
Choosing a contractor
Apply for financial help
You may qualify for financial help if you are aged 65 or over, disabled, and in receipt of a means tested benefit.
Contact our Housing Standards and Adaptations team to find out if you are eligible for financial assistance. Do not start work before your loan has been approved – we cannot pay you retrospectively.