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Homes for Ukraine

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 leeksupport@leekunited.co.uk.

Should you have any queries, please contact us on 0808 168 8570. For more information about the scheme, please visit homesforukraine.campaign.gov.uk

 

 

Other Considerations

 

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.

Frequently asked questions

Any member who is successfully accepted as a sponsor under the scheme should contact us immediately upon acceptance and before your matched individual or family moves into your property. Please complete a Notice of Sponsorship form to let us know you're a sponsor.

Leek United is fully committed to supporting all members in their application for the scheme and each request will be considered on a case by case basis. We will make this process as simple as possible for our members.

We will not charge you any fees for taking part in the scheme or any additional interest as a result.

You can read more about the scheme and register your interest on the UK government’s Homes for Ukraine site below.

homesforukraine.campaign.gov.uk

Any member who is successfully accepted as a sponsor under the scheme should contact their home insurance provider immediately upon acceptance to ensure they are supportive and your participation in the scheme does not invalidate your Policy. For further information please visit abi.org.uk

Homes for England are requesting that their consent is obtained prior to becoming a sponsor, so it is your responsibility to ensure this approval is obtained.

Useful information and forms

Notice of Sponsorship form

Once your sponsorship has been approved, please notify us by completing this form and returning to us.

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Government information

For further information about the Homes for Ukraine Scheme, please click here to visit the Government website.

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YOUR HOME MAY BE REPOSSESSED IF YOU DO NOT KEEP UP REPAYMENTS ON YOUR MORTGAGE