If you are the landlord, or landlady of a property and your tenant is in receipt of the correct combination of income-related benefits, then they could qualify for your old boiler to be replaced through a government grant. The boiler which is currently installed must be 8+ years old, or, 5+ years old and carry some sort of fault in order to qualify for funding.
So, if it's not you the landlord who is paying to get it replaced, who is? The non-repayable grants are controlled by the 'Big Six' energy suppliers, so that's British Gas, EDF, EON, nPower, Scottish Power and SSE. Because of the UK's ECO scheme (energy companies obligation) they are now obliged to fund the installation of free 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.
2019 ECO3 Update
Unfortunately, grant funding is now no longer available for landlords/private tenants under new ECO3 rules. If you require a new boiler for a tenanted property, we'd recommend visiting heatable.co.uk where you can get a fixed online quote for a new replacement. You can even spread the cost with low monthly payments.
If you want to learn more about the ECO scheme, please visit the GOV.UK website. Free boilers are funded by the 'Affordable Warmth' part of the energy company obligation.
If your tenant claims the correct combination of benefits, not only could they save you thousands of pounds by helping you to get your old boiler replaced, but you'll also see some great benefits too and help you to avoid potential future issues.
In the new year, it will be illegal to ignore requests from your tenants about things that they would like improving in the property which they rent from you. So, if your boiler is on the brink and you've been avoiding the cost of getting it replaced, a grant through the ECO scheme could be right up your street. Also, your new A-rated boiler will boost your properties EPC ratings making it much more appealing to future tenants, and when you eventually come to sell your asset.
All free boilers which are installed via a grant will be A-rated and carry a warranty on both the installation, and system. Now that's piece of mind.
We've been helping landlords, private tenants and home owners access governments funded grants to help reduce their bills, improve the efficiency of their homes and reduce their carbon footprints. So far, we've helped over 60,000 people and we've got nothing but glowing reviews.
Unless you know the exact benefits which your tenant receives and have the paperwork to hand, we would recommend you get them to visit our website to apply themselves. This way the information is likely to be much more accurate and could stop any potential delays in their boiler grant application.
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 overseen everything and are happy. Once you've signed on the dotted line (let's be honest, why wouldn't you?) then the boiler can be installed.
Once we've received your tenants application, we'll match them up to an installer in their area, they'll then contact both you and them to confirm the details and book a free energy survey of your property. Once they've talked you through the process, you can then book your installation. It's as simple as that.
Within minutes of applying, a local company contacted me to check my benefit details and to book my survey. Within 2 weeks, my boiler was installed. I cannot thank the team enough.
Mr MacMichael - Shropshire
The process was hassle free and my boiler was installed to a very high standard. Very impressed and have already recommended to my family & friends.
Ms Kenyon - Walsall
Without boiler grants it would have been a very, very cold winter for me and my family. I cannot recommend the service enough.
Mrs Dolan - Peterborough
Through the ECO scheme (Energy Company Obligation), if you have a tenant in your property who claims the correct combination of means tested, income-related benefits, they could qualify to have your old boiler replaced free of charge.
We've built a super easy online system which will determine if you, or your tenant could claim within a matter of minutes. We've also built an approved, qualified and insured network of free gas boiler installers who will be able to assist you with your install. This service is 100% free to use.