Free services for Landlords

by Robert Mellors

14:14 PM, 26th October 2016
About 5 years ago

Free services for Landlords

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Free services for Landlords

free stuffHi Property118 readers,

I occasionally hear about FREE services for landlords, and I’m now in contact with a company that provides two free services that could benefit many landlords:

  • Room in roof insulation
  • Free central heating boilers

The room in roof insulation is for properties with an attic room.  The company will come and insulate the vertical walls, the angled ceilings, and the horizontal ceiling (under the roof apex), all completely free of charge.  If the attic room does not have roof space access hatches, the company will cut hatches into the wall/ceiling so that the insulation can be added, and they will then seal up the hatches with plasterboard, ready for the landlord or tenant to skim and paint over.  There are no tenant qualifying criteria.

The free boilers are available to tenants who receive qualifying benefits.  This is mainly tenants receiving Child Tax Credits, disability benefits, or in receipt of pension credits.

My “not for profit” company receives a small introducers fee for each successful referral, and this helps to pay for the two Support Workers that we provide to our more vulnerable tenants.  We receive no government funding for our support workers, so every penny helps.

You can contact me by clicking on my members profile above.

Thank you.

Robert Mellors

Choice Housing Ltd

Comments

tony tony

12:49 PM, 29th October 2016
About 5 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "Robert Mellors" at "29/10/2016 - 12:47":

Thank you Robert

Badger

13:20 PM, 29th October 2016
About 5 years ago

Hi Robert

"There is no tenant qualifying criteria for the room in roof insulation, but it does need to be a room, not just empty loft space (or boarded loft space)."

I am intrigued at this stipulation.

Could you expand a little on why the offer is restricted to insulation for a room in a roof (especially since you mention that the apex / vestigial loft space is treated even if an access hatch is not present) and not existing loft space please?

Robert Mellors

14:03 PM, 29th October 2016
About 5 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "Badger " at "29/10/2016 - 13:20":

Hi Badger

When I say there is no tenant qualifying criteria for the free room in roof insulation, I mean they do not have to be on disability benefits or anything like that,

I presume the money that pays for this is a government grant which presumably specifies that it for insulating a habitable attic space, i.e. a room in a roof (otherwise known as an attic room). I do not have access to the government grant information or know why they have restricted the funding just to this.

However, I believe there are other grants for general loft insulation, as there is for cavity wall insulation, but these schemes are quite widespread (often run by mainstream energy companies, and also by local authorities) so I have not included details of these here. I have also not included details of free oil or LPG boilers, as the need for these is fairly minimal.

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