The third edition of the ‘Irrestawra Darek’ (Restore Your Home) scheme which is managed by the Planning Authority has been launched.
This year, the scheme will officially open on 10th June 2019 and close on 30th August 2019.
With a total budget of €5 million, it will be divided into three categories, where owners of residential properties in Urban Conservation Areas are eligible for 70 per cent of approved costs, with a maximum of €10,000 towards the restoration of their facades, where owners of Grade 1 or Grade 2 scheduled residences in Malta and in Gozo are eligible for 70 per cent of approved costs towards the restoration of their facades as well as the property’s interior, so that Grade 1 properties can receive up to a maximum of €100,000 and Grade 2 properties up to a maximum of €50,000.
A new category has also been introduced this year – Streetscapes in Urban Conservation Areas. Here, a group of residences with the possibility of a commercial component, which together take up 50 metres or more in length can submit a joint application with agreement between all owners and residents to restore their facades.
As with other categories, these owners will be eligible to receive a 70 per cent refund on approved costs, but every property will be able to get up to €20,000. €1 million have been reserved for this category.
Works must begin after 1st July 2019 and must be completed within three years (by 30th September 2022). Fiscal receipts need to be presented and planning permits need to be sought prior to works.