Free Boiler Scheme for Landlord and Tenants

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10:15 AM, 15th June 2015
About 3 years ago

Free Boiler Scheme for Landlord and Tenants

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Free Boiler Scheme for Landlord and Tenants

I know that there are or have been schemes that offer free boilers to tenants on qualifying benefits but I can’t find one that seems genuine at the moment. The company’s that I contact seem to ask me to make a contribution of varying amounts between £600 & £800! Free Boiler Scheme

I have a house at the moment where the tenant would qualify & the boiler is playing up (there are no radiators either), the problem is that it has come at the worse possible time financially for me!

Any help would be very very much appreciated.

Thanks

Nigel



Comments

Mark Alexander

10:17 AM, 15th June 2015
About 3 years ago

Hi Nigel

There's always The Green Deal but there may be better options.

Where are you based?
.

Tim O'Shea

14:33 PM, 15th June 2015
About 3 years ago

hi mark
i'm new to the group finding the website very interesting the above post I have 2 properties that might be eligible for free boilers because both tenants are on benefits if you do know any schemes that might help it wound be helpful one is in harrow the other is on the isle of wight.
thanks
tim

Nigel Newman

15:00 PM, 15th June 2015
About 3 years ago

Hi Mark,

Thanks for replying.

The house mentioned is in Chorley, Lancashire & I also have another one in preston that would qualify.

David Sanderson

15:44 PM, 15th June 2015
About 3 years ago

Hi Nigel,

in Carlisle, NW England we are referring people to NPower.
Cannot vouch for the scheme though. Try the eligibility checker, which will rely on the tenant proving proof.

https://www.npower.com/at_home/applications/Tactical/eligibilitycheck/overview.aspx

Good luck

AA Properties Wales

20:32 PM, 15th June 2015
About 3 years ago

try the "eco" scheme, just google it. I am in the process of doing one now.

I applied two weeks ago online.
They called me back within 24 hrs.
I had my tenant have her paperwork ready, ie, if children under 16 in house, on ESA etc, or tax credits with children in house.
Surveyor checked tenants credentials,
Surveyor checks the EPC (which they did for free even though I had one)
Surveyor calculates a score so property must be E/F/G rating.
It is calculated by sq mtrs of property, with or without d/glazing/roof insulation/extension.
If no boiler there? - no good (ie elec heaters), as there must be existing pipework to the new boiler. BUT you might negotiate.
IF boiler there is over 8 years/non condensing/on the blink etc, better, BUT make sure your tenant has elec fires to keep them warm.
My contribution when fitted next week is £99-£199.

good luck guys, Kev.

Tim O'Shea

23:00 PM, 15th June 2015
About 3 years ago

Thanks kev

Sam Price

23:32 PM, 15th June 2015
About 3 years ago

Hey guys, if you Google "Free Boiler" click the first search result... its boilergrants.org.uk I think - A good friend of mine had his boiler replaced in his tenants house for free because they were claiming the correct benefits.

Michael Orr

12:08 PM, 16th June 2015
About 3 years ago

Hi Nigel
The ECO scheme has been reduced drastically over the last 12 months. The suppliers, us included, used to receive money through how much bill savings were achieved by having a new boiler installed by how much the electricity companies would buy the bill savings from us. I.E if we received 14p for every £1.00 we saved in bill savings and the particular house was £10,000 bill savings then we would receive £1400.00 towards the installation. The problem now is the electricity companies are only paying on average 8p so hence why the installers need a contribution. The Green Deal, has Mark mentioned, is a possible new way to get a boiler installed and if you have a boiler and another improvement installed, from a list of 11 (check out GDHIF via Google) then you also receive £1250.00 cashback as well as access to green deal finance were your tenants pay if they are benefiting from bilsl being reduced because of the improvements.

Tim O'Shea

12:34 PM, 16th June 2015
About 3 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "Sam Price" at "15/06/2015 - 23:32":

many thanks sam.

Nigel Newman

14:33 PM, 16th June 2015
About 3 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "AA Properties Wales " at "15/06/2015 - 20:32":

Thanks for that Kev, I did this recently & was told that because the property was 'too efficient' then I would have to pay most of the cost of the boiler. I will try a couple of different companies but by the looks of things if they all have the same results on the survey then looks like I'll have to cough up !!

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