Free insulation for tenanted properties

by Mark Alexander

9:20 AM, 8th April 2013
About 7 years ago

Free insulation for tenanted properties

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Free insulation for tenanted properties

Free insulation for tenanted propertiesDid you know that landlords can now get free loft, cavity and solid wall insulation and more, especially if your tenants are in receipt of benefits?

The procedure to find out whether your properties qualify for free insulation is simple; it costs just £100 for a survey and if the works go ahead the survey fee is refunded too!

The surveyor will measure the existing insulation in the loft. Cavity wall insulation is a simple drill test and holes are filled again afterwards. The turnaround on insulations is really fast and done by approved insulation teams.

External insulation is available for properties pre 1920 which are of a solid construction. An additional wall is added and then rendered. It looks really smart, adds value to a property and costs the landlord nothing!

There are a lot of misunderstandings amongst landlords surrounding the Green Deal. I don’t profess to being an expert but I do know that a lot of the work which is completed as a result of Green Deal assessments isn’t necessarily paid for with Green Deal funding. There are several grants available too! These are very much dependent upon your tenants’ financial circumstances. Therefore, it is important that your chosen assessors/surveyors and the companies they work with to arrange funding and installations based on their recommendations also obtain comprehensive details of your tenants finances to obtain the most efficient funding. The company we have now partnered with are a FTSE 250 company and employ over 70,000 people. They provide these services to Housing Associations and Councils. They are, therefore, incredibly well placed to advise you and your tenants properly.

The problem with trying to investigate all the different schemes yourself is that you don’t know what YOU don’t know and you don’t know what you local man doesn’t know either!

It’s all very well trying a DIY approach to this but why bother when, under the scheme we have put together, you get the £100 survey fee back when the works are done anyway?

What’s the point in going to a local supplier who has a handful of contacts when you can go to a National company which is bang up to date with all the schemes available?

In terms of the £100 survey fee, I can’t see why some landlords might perceive this is an issue. Why would anybody do the research if they were not indenting to go ahead?

As I see it, the £100 is merely a refundable commitment fee.

Conclusion – if you are serious about improving your property and you want the best advice on all schemes without doing the leg work then pay your £100 to our recommended supplier, get the work done and get your £100 back. SIMPLES!

Advantages to having an assessment and proceeding with works are; increased property values, reducing carbon emissions and happy tenants as the cost of the energy bills will be lower, especially over time as we are all aware that energy costs are rising quickly.

The businesses we have partnered with have surveyors and installers throughout the country which means that customer service is fast and efficient. Remember, your survey fee is refunded when the works proceed.

How to get FREE insulation for tenanted properties

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Important note – this article was updated on 8th April 2013. Some of the comments below refer to Michael Wakefield, an insulation specialist who very kindly who provided content in the original article. We have since removed that content and now refer all enquiries to a National supplier which has the resource not only to respond quickly, but also to arrange and complete insulation work in a timely manner no matter where your properties are located.



Comments

9:35 AM, 13th October 2012
About 8 years ago

Yes external wall insulation is firstly available to all tenents who are on high benefits. It's worth asking the question

10:39 AM, 13th October 2012
About 8 years ago

I would ask all landlords to act fast. Ewi or external wall insulation which is insulated by a professional company for high benefit tenents such as child tax credit etc. Loft and cavity to all.... Also if you're cavity wall has been done and the tenants benefits qualify we can still apply ewi.... Win win happy tenants. Eleven percent increase on the property price.

16:50 PM, 25th November 2012
About 8 years ago

The government are pulling several schemes very fast. I'd urge all landlords toact very fast
1-have you still got properties which are low on loft insulation. Or never had cavity wall insulation

2-external wall insulation is still free to certain benefit tenants. This is an amazing deal. Surveys beendone now for late January insulation. Hurry avoid any green deal loans

16:56 PM, 25th November 2012
About 8 years ago

This is for properties than encroach onto payments. They won'tget away with it

17:57 PM, 25th November 2012
About 8 years ago

Whole house approach now pulled by the government

Mick Roberts

18:04 PM, 8th April 2013
About 7 years ago

Good on u Mark, getting married to a top lady. Give me a bell tomorrow if u can anytime after 8am, I'm in meeting 12-1, so won't be able to answer phone then. I've been having this loft insulation, cavity wall insulation, Free boilers, outside insulation for years, know some stuff I think u ought to know.
At the moment I'm having approx 30 boilers fitted free. And this week alone, had about 5 external insulations done.

18:12 PM, 8th April 2013
About 7 years ago

Mick

Interesting. Ewi. I have been told by the utility that theonly way this will run at the is a three vs one electric off grid vs gas.

Boilers. I'd be interested to know who

Loft. Affordable Warmth criteria as far as I'm concerned

Please drop me a mail

18:23 PM, 8th April 2013
About 7 years ago

If there are any landlords who have properties which are off grid. Example been running of electric or coal then ewi is a free option subject to tenants benefits.

Boiler replacement is ready to go if your tenents are on certain benefits. The boiler needs to be approximately 7 yrs old and d rated.

18:42 PM, 8th April 2013
About 7 years ago

Just read the heading. There is no cost to any survey. The criteria is benefit driven. If your not on a benefit then Green deal is the option. The cost of a green deal report is completely separate from what MMW Green Solutions is offering. We are qualified surveyors of ewi and iwi nvq 2 via knuef and paxer systems. Dea for epc is also available in Yorkshire from the endof the mmonth at 60.00 per property

sam

23:04 PM, 8th April 2013
About 7 years ago

We have 10 flats in a block of solid wall construction over 5 floors in Birmingham.
No gas. Economy 7 heating. Only 2 tenants on benefits.
We desperately require EWI and gas CH.
*Do we qualify for any government help ?
*Who do we approach ?
*Do we have to kick out all the tenants who are not on benefits and install tenants who are ?

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