Landlord Insulation & Heating Grants
After working with many landlords throughout the UK for the past few years now we have noticed that many landlords do not fully realise the extent of funding sources open to them. This article is designed to give landlords a brief overview of their options and to what insulation or heating measures they apply to.
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Probably the first thing to mention is that there are no grants available to landlords under any funding scheme for mains gas boiler replacements.
Grants & What's Available to Landlords
Green Homes Grant
The Green Homes Grant is split into two parts, primary and secondary. A secondary measure can only be installed if a primary measure is installed and it cannot exceed the cost of the primary measure. Landlords can receive a maximum grant of £5,000 to cover two thirds of the cost of any measure. The full £10,000 funding option under the green homes grant is not available to landlords.
Primary Insulation Measures Available
External Solid Wall insulation
Internal Solid Wall insulation
Cavity Wall insulation
Under-floor insulation: Solid Floor
Under-floor insulation: Suspended Floor
Flat roof insulation
Park Home insulation
Pitched roof insulation
Primary Heating Measures Available
Air source heat pump
Ground source heat pump
Secondary Measures Available
Windows & Doors
Double/Triple Glazing (replacing single glazing)
Secondary Glazing (replacing single glazing)
Energy Efficient Replacement Doors (replacing a single glazed or solid door installed before 2002)
Heating Controls and Insulation
e.g. smart heating controls, zone controls, intelligent delayed start thermostat radiator valves
Hot water tank thermostats
Hot water tank insulation
Assignment of Rights (AOR)
The assignment of rights (AOR) grant option is only relevant to Solar PV/Thermal and Heat Pumps (ground and air). This is because they are both related to the Ofgem Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) Scheme. RHI is a governement grant which is paid to a householder for them moving to a renewable heating source. It is generally paid over a seven year period after install.
AOR allows the RHI payments to be paid to the installer as apposed to the client to allow the usually prohibitive costs of install to be off-set. A funding level of 100% can be achieved depending on the yearly heat demand of the property. AOR is a fully backed UK government scheme. The landlord always owns the unit and not the installer under the AOR agreement.
Landlords can take advantage of this to not only reduce tenants energy costs but also to increase the property EPC rating. Read more about this government scheme and apply online here.
ECO (Energy Company Obligation)
The current phase of ECO (ECO3) will run until late 2022 and is an ongoing government run grant designed to help homeowners and tenants to reduce their energy costs as well as reduce carbon emissions. It's totally dependant upon a homeowner or tenant being in reciept of a qualifying state benefit.
Landlords and tenants are able to claim all insulation measures and all heating measures apart from gas boiler replacements. The level of funding availabe is based on the property type, number of bedrooms and main heating source.
For a landlord to be able to claim this grant the EPC rating for the property must be an E or better. However, HouseWrapped can advise on the best way forward if the property is below an E to minimise or even remove costs.
If you have multiple properties then simply let us know the property post code, house number/name and main heating source to allow us to do an off-site survey and get back to you with the most cost effective way forward. Send your property details to firstname.lastname@example.org.