Old Gas Boiler for new – Tenant won’t sign!!

by Readers Question

11:08 AM, 22nd February 2015
About 4 years ago

Old Gas Boiler for new – Tenant won’t sign!!

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Old Gas Boiler for new – Tenant won’t sign!!

In one of my properties I have a gas boiler which needs replacing. Old Gas Boiler for new - Tenant won't sign

My tenant qualifies to have a new gas boiler fitted for free on a grant based scheme but feels uneasy about signing up for anything to do with the scheme.

The alternative is for me to pay around £1,000 for a new conventional like for like type of boiler out of my own pocket.

Is there any way around this problem so that I do not have to involve the tenant, and save some or all of the cost to myself?

Many thanks

Frank



Comments

John Dixon

12:23 PM, 23rd February 2015
About 4 years ago

The exact same thing happened to me. There was nothing I could do....

David Hammond

12:51 PM, 23rd February 2015
About 4 years ago

If not already done so,show them the Government literature which spells out clearly who is entitled which hopefully will help.If the worry is to do with entering into a Government information system there should be a way of re-assuring them e.g it is registered to the property.A hint that it keeps any rent rises in check might also appeal!!!!

John Dixon

13:00 PM, 23rd February 2015
About 4 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "David Hammond" at "23/02/2015 - 12:51":

The irony is they could only get a free boiler because they had to go on benefits for a little while and now they have left due to getting a job elsewhere. They have been replaced with working tenants.

AA Properties Wales

22:10 PM, 25th February 2015
About 4 years ago

Make it worth his while Give him £30 off a month rent.

11:02 AM, 8th February 2016
About 3 years ago

My tenant qualifies to have a new gas boiler fitted for free on a grant based scheme
can a landlord apply for grant for dss tenant while he is in the process of evicting qualifying tenant is that not ilegal

ian

12:32 PM, 8th February 2016
About 3 years ago

I recently had a boiler fitted by BG, it is free for the tenant, the Landlord has to pay a fitting charge, which in my case was only £314, which was a no brainer, if you have to have additional work done ie gas pipe upgrade to 20mm or 28mm then you will be charged extra.

12:54 PM, 8th February 2016
About 3 years ago

yes but will landlord be breaking the law applying for grant knowing he is evicting the qualifying tenant or does it not matter

ian

15:35 PM, 8th February 2016
About 3 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "ashley peters" at "08/02/2016 - 12:54":

Sorry just noticed this thread is a year old.


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