Homes for Ukraine Scheme Guidance
Support for our borrowers looking to provide accommodation to Ukrainian refugees.
At Dudley Building Society, we are supportive of the government’s Homes for Ukraine Sponsorship scheme, which will enable homeowners across the UK to provide accommodation in their own home to refugees fleeing the war.
If you are an existing mortgage member looking to get involved in the scheme, it is important that you let us know. Please read the guidance that we have put together below, and let us know if you have any questions.
Please ensure that you are in a secure position to offer a stable home before applying for this Scheme. Click here to take a look at Money Helper's free, impartial guidance.
Details of the scheme are still being finalised, with hopes to implement it as quickly and simply as possible, so you can easily get involved.
If you are offering self-contained accommodation, for example BTL properties that are vacant, second homes, independent annexes, then this will be classed as a tenancy.
Find out more about the scheme by following the link below.
If you currently have a mortgage with us, it's important that you let us know if you are providing accommodation for a Ukrainian refugee.
Please ensure that you contact us to let us know before the Ukrainian National arrives at your property.
We encourage you to keep up to date with any new government guidance and FAQ's around the scheme.
If you are providing accommodation for a Ukrainian refugee through a second home, guest home or rental property, you must contact your insurer in the first instance. Otherwise, you do not need to contact your insurer for the first 12 months of providing accommodation.
For more information, please click here to refer to the Association of British Insurers' statement.
Let us know if you are providing accommodation for a Ukrainian refugee. If you have any questions or concerns, we are happy to help!
In March we donated a total of £2,000 towards the humanitarian appeal for support in Ukraine, purchasing £325 worth of items for the Wall Heath Community Centre and donating the remaining funds to UNICEF, who are working hard to protect children and families in Ukraine.