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  • #136117

    Theresa
    Participant

    How is it that someone can have a load of work done cheaply or free and make a house fit to sell on?

    I have 3 jobs to make ends meet, yet because I don’t claim any benefits, I have to live in a house with single glazed windows and a 27 year old back boiler that costs me a fortune to run and am unable to claim a penny or get any help towards making my home meet ‘standards of living’ !

    A house in Rhosddu has been worked on to make fit for purpose and now in a sellable condition, yet I have to come home from work, put a dehumidifier on to get rid of condensation and worry about costs when I put the heating on! Just some help to make my standard of living better would be nice, never mind getting the work done to make the house into a sellable condition! :(

    #136127
    Councillor X
    Councillor X
    Participant

    Theresa, you could perhaps call the Houseproud scheme on 01978 315300 and see if there is anything that they can do for you.

    A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with his freedom.

    #136141

    99DylanJones
    Participant

    The scheme only applies to certain parts of Wrexham it is not across the whole County- not very equitable as we all pay taxes and rates

    #136150
    Daave63
    Daave63
    Participant

    Listen The Resa, I suggest that you stop whinging, either get 3 more [or better] jobs or even get on benefits and shut the FUP!

    #136197
    Rob
    Rob
    Keymaster

    Just a note on this, Wrexham Council have clarified and highlighted the following extra detail which might inform understanding on how the system works:

    “The Houseproud scheme is accessible to any homeowner within the Wrexham County Borough and is not area specific.

    “The scheme is only available to the owner of the property however, if you are renting privately, your landlord may be able to apply.

    “The scheme offers a safe and easy way to get essential works or refurbishments such as re-roofing, kitchen or bathroom replacement, a new boiler or a full re-wire done professionally by reputable council approved builders. Each scheme is facilitated and managed by a WCBC Houseproud Officer on behalf of the homeowner.

    “The scheme is not grant aided and all works are funded by the home owner. In some cases the home owner may request to be directed to a loan scheme which may then assist them in raising the necessary funds to complete the work. Loans are subject to eligibility and are fully repayable by the homeowner.”

    They also said anyone wanting further information please contact: (01978) 315300 or email housing@wrexham.gov.uk

    (Wrexham.com'er - email us on news@wrexham.com)

    #136209
    Councillor X
    Councillor X
    Participant

    Thank you for clarifying this Rob. Its not a free service but at least the homeowner won’t fall foul of cowboys.

    A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with his freedom.

    #136220

    99DylanJones
    Participant

    Glad there has been clarification as the original story made reference to funding loan from Vibrant and Viable which is restricted to town centre only and not other areas of the County.

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