Homes for Ukraine
The UK Government has recently introduced a new ‘Homes for Ukraine’ sponsorship scheme which will allow homeowners across the UK to offer accommodation to Ukrainian individuals and families fleeing the war.
Leek United is fully supportive of this new scheme, and as your local mutual building society, we are committed to making the process as simple as possible for any members who may wish to take part.
If you have been accepted as a sponsor, please complete the attached Notification of Sponsorship form and send through to us by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Should you have any queries, please contact us on 0808 168 8570. For more information about the scheme, please visit homesforukraine.campaign.gov.uk
Before participating in the scheme, you are advised to consider the following:
- You will need to continue making your full mortgage payments while part of the Homes for Ukraine Scheme and should factor this into your budget when considering entering the Scheme. Money Helper provide free impartial money advice and you may wish to contact them for guidance.
- Ensure the parties you are dealing with are genuine and have been approved by the government – it is important you remain vigilant and protect against criminals who may use this scheme as an opportunity to target you.
- If your property is Leasehold, you will need to ensure you notify your freeholder and obtain any consent (if required).
- Please read the government Guidance for Sponsors for more information around the type of agreements you are recommended to put in place and around setting expectations with your guests.