We offer financial help to eligible homeowners living in the noisiest areas around Heathrow to move away from the area if they wish. People who meet the criteria can get financial assistance with the costs of moving.
Heathrow developed the home relocation assistance scheme in consultation with local residents, businesses, campaign groups and local authorities.
The relocation assistance scheme applies to residential properties around Heathrow that are exposed to a high level of noise (within the 2002 69 dB Leq noise contour).
To be eligible for the scheme, applicants must meet these criteria:
Long-term tenants (with at least three years remaining on their lease) may also be eligible for assistance if the property they are renting is being sold. However, short-term tenants are not eligible for the scheme.
Eligible homeowners receive a lump sum of £5,000, plus 1.5% of the sale price of the property (up to a maximum of £12,500). There is only one payment per person and per property.