Private home repairs

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

The Home Service Directory offers a range of traders vetted by the police, City of York Trading Standards and Age UK York to protect householders from bogus traders.

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.

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