Decorations to tenanted and untenanted properties

26 January 2023

There are some circumstances in which BITMO will contribute to the cost of decorating your home:

  • You are a new tenant and the decoration in the property is of a very poor standard – such as heavily stained, or paper peeling off the walls.
  • We carry out intrusive works and the decorations need making good when the work is finished.

The maximum grant available is £635, regardless of the size of the property, and the number of bedrooms. 

The grant is a contribution to the cost of decorating, it is not intended to cover the full cost.  Decoration is the tenant’s responsibility

The grant is released in a phased way, room by room.

50% of the room grant is provided to enable purchase of materials.  When the decoration is underway and receipts are provided the remaining 50% is released.

RoomAllowance for partial decorationAllowance for full decoration
Kitchen£20£35
Bathroom£20£35
Separate toilet£10£35
Lounge£30£60
Dining room£30£60
Bedroom £30£60

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