If you are the landlord of a property and your tenant is in receipt of the required combination of income-related benefits, then they could qualify for the old boiler to be replaced through a Government grant. The boiler which is currently installed must be 5+ years old in order to qualify for funding.
The non-repayable grants are controlled by large energy suppliers. Because of the UK's ECO scheme (Energy Company's Obligation) they are now obliged to fund the installation of boilers and insulation in to homes which are most vulnerable, or most at risk. Millions of boilers have been installed already throughout the UK, and millions more could still qualify.
If your tenant claims the required combination of benefits, not only could they save you thousands of pounds by helping to get the old boiler replaced, but you'll also see some great benefits too which will help you to avoid potential future issues.
From 2016, It is now illegal to ignore requests from your tenants about things that they would like improving in the property which they rent from you. If the boiler is on the brink and you've been avoiding the cost of getting it replaced, a grant through the ECO scheme could be the perfect solution for you. Also, your new A-rated boiler will boost your property’s EPC rating making it much more appealing to future tenants, and potential buyers.
All boilers which are installed via the grant scheme, will be A-rated and carry a warranty on both the installation, and system for peace of mind.
In order to proceed with a boiler grant, the tenant will need your written permission. This means that no work can be completed until you have approved everything and are happy to proceed. Once you've signed on the dotted line then the boiler can be installed.
We've built a super easy online system which will determine if you, or your tenant could claim within a matter of minutes. This service is 100% free to use.