Surely I am not the only landlord worried about new EPC requirements?9:44 AM, 17th February 2021
About 2 weeks ago 125
Hi All, I’ve recently got involved with surveying properties under the ECO3 scheme which is funded by the ‘big 6’ energy companies in the UK. The scheme is designed to deliver energy efficiency and heating measures to homes throughout the UK. For instance, if your property has an old, inefficient boiler, or your loft or cavity wall hasn’t been insulated, then you could qualify for a grant to get a new energy efficient boiler and insulation measures.
To qualify for a free survey and potential new boiler and/or insulation measures, you must be on a government benefit. This applies to private tenants as well as homeowners, so if you know if any of your tenants are on benefits, then they may potentially qualify and can sign up for a free survey. All they will require from their landlords is consent for the survey and potential installation works to take place.
ECO3 (Energy Company Obligation Phase 3) is a Government energy efficiency scheme that has been set up to tackle fuel poverty and help reduce carbon emissions. The aim is to make the UK carbon free by 2050. The obligation also requires all energy suppliers to promote the installation of measures that lead to financial savings on energy bills.
The qualifying benefits are as follows:
• Child Benefits
• Child Tax Credit
• Income Support
• Jobseeker’s Allowance
• Employment Support
• Working Tax Credit
• Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit
• Universal Credit
• Personal Independent Payment
• Disabity Living Allowance
• War Pensioners Mobility Allowance
• Constant Attendance Allowance
• Armed Forces Independent Payment
• Pension Credit Guarantee
Energy Company Obligation: ECO3, 2018 to 2022
The government’s response to the Energy Company Obligation (ECO3) consultation sets out the policy of the scheme that will run from Autumn 2018 until March 2022. The scheme delivers energy efficiency and heating measures to homes in Great Britain.
The scheme’s other main policies include:
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