Under the Energy Act 2011, by 2018 all landlords must ensure that their properties are brought up to energy efficiency standards before they can be let. Thanks to the government backed ECO scheme, landlords could be entitled to make energy efficient improvements to their properties completely free of charge!
If you a private landlord, who has tenants that are receiving benefits, then you could be entitled to make FREE energy improvement upgrades to you properties. Free energy efficient boilers are available through the ECO scheme, as long as the tenant who currently resides in your property receives certain benefits. Free loft, cavity and solid wall insulation is also available for properties that are located in low income areas, including rural low-income households in towns or villages where the population is below 10,000.
Benefits of the ECO scheme
- Increases the EPC rating of your properties and therefore enhance their rental value
- Ensures that your properties meet the correct standards for renting under the Energy Act
- Warmer, more efficient homes for your tenants
- Happier tenants and more attractive properties due to reduced energy bills
Requirements for the ECO Scheme
If you are looking to install a new A Rated boiler in one of your properties through the ECO Scheme,
the tenants who reside in that property must be receiving eligible benefits. Eligible benefits are as
Immediate Scheme Qualification:
- State Pension Credit
- Child Tax Credit (with an income less than £15,860)
- Universal Credit
If they receive one of the next four listed benefits then they may also qualify;
- Working Tax Credit (with an income less than £15,860)
- Income-Related Employment and Support Allowance
- Income Based Job Seekers Allowance
- Income Support
If you are interested in applying for free loft, cavity or solid wall insulation in one of your properties,
there are no benefit requirements. However, the property must be located in an area that is classed
as being on a low income. You can find out if any pf your properties qualify by calling us on 0800 298
1394 and providing us with their postcode.
Call us now0800 298 1394
Mon – Fri 8.30am to 5.00pm
I recently had a new boiler installed by you. I just had to write and tell you how very pleased I am by your installers Craig and the other young man. They were very well mannered, helpful and clean workers. I cannot praise them enough.
I would like to take the opportunity on to thank everyone at Premier for the installation and work carried out by your team. The work was carried out efficiently, conscientiously and the job was left tidy, putting us at ease.
Premier has always carried out work to a high level and responded to any concerns and resolved any issues immediately. They have provided information and statistics where required and provided excellent customer service and satisfaction.
– Six Town Housing