Are Landlords eligible for boiler grants?

Landlords are responsible for replacing faulty boilers and from April 2018, it will be illegal to let a property which has an EPC rating below E. This means that if you have an old, inefficient boiler, it will be your obligation to upgrade this for your tenant, or before you let out the property to new tenants.

However, help could be at hand as non-repayable grants are controlled by the big six energy suppliers which is British Gas, EDF, EON, nPower, Scottish Power and SSE. So because of the UKs ECO scheme (energy controlled obligation) they are now obliged to fund the installation of free boilers in to home which are most vulnerable, or most at risk.

If you are the landlord, or landlady of a property and your tenant is in receipt of the correct combination of income-related benefits, then they could qualify for your old boiler to be replaced through a government grant. The boiler which is currently installed must be 8+ years old, or, 5+ years old and carry some sort of fault in order to qualify for funding.

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