Owner-occupied housing; application for funding

The state subsidizes the creation or purchase of owner-occupied housing (own house or condominium for owner-occupancy).

Description

Purpose

The subsidy is intended to help people seeking housing to form their own home by building or acquiring a house or condominium for their own residential purposes (= owner-occupancy, Art. 3 (1) Sentence 4 of the Bavarian Housing Subsidy Act, BayWoFG).

Object

The state promotes the creation or acquisition of owner-occupied housing within the framework of the Bavarian Housing Promotion Program.

Beneficiaries

Households that are not only temporarily residing in the federal territory and are legally and factually in a position to establish a residence as the center of living relations for their household for a longer period of time and thereby run an independent household.

Funding for the purchase of owner-occupied housing is excluded if the seller and buyer are related in a direct line.

Eligible costs

In the case of construction of housing, the total costs as defined in §§ 5 to 8 of the Ordinance on Housing Calculations under the Second Housing Act (Second Calculation Ordinance - II. BV) (= land, construction and ancillary construction costs) are eligible for funding.

In the case of the purchase of residential property, the purchase price and the acquisition costs are eligible; in the case of a second purchase (= used residential property), the costs of any necessary modernization and repair measures are also eligible.

Type and amount

The subsidy is provided in the form of a low-interest construction loan (0.5 percent interest) for a period of 15 years.

Prerequisites

  • Only households whose income does not exceed the income limits specified in Art. 11 (1) BayWoFG can benefit from the subsidy.
  • Funding is provided in the form of a loan and a one-off grant for households with children. The loan may amount to a maximum of 30 percent of the eligible costs in the case of construction and the first purchase, and 40 percent in the case of the second purchase. For the second purchase, a subsidy of 10 percent of the total cost is also granted, up to a maximum amount of 30,000 euros.
  • The construction project may not be started before the subsidies have been approved.


There is no legal entitlement to a grant.

Procedure

The procedure is two-stage:

  1. The application must be submitted to the district administrative authority (district office, independent city) using the forms and documents provided for this purpose. Approval is granted by the district administrative authority.
  2. The Bayerische Landesbodenkreditanstalt approves the loan and sends the notice of approval.

Payment is made according to the progress of construction and must be applied for at the district administration authority.

The district administrative offices or independent cities are responsible for providing advice.

Deadlines

none

Required documents

  • Evidence of the property or heritable building right
  • Evidence of external and own resources
  • Proof of household income
  • Other evidence (e.g. in the case of construction supervision)
  • Technical documentation for the building project

Forms

Fees

  • The application and approval process is free of charge.

Remedy

Administrative court proceedings; information

administrative claim

Links to more information

Status: 10.06.2022

Responsible for editing: Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Wohnen, Bau und Verkehr

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