Affordable Warmth Scheme for Private Landlords
If the central heating boiler in a property which you rent out is inefficient and faulty, you may be able to have it replaced free of charge as part of the Government’s ECO Affordable Warmth Scheme.
Please ensure that you have your tenant’s permission to provide their personal details to us on this form. Your tenant will need to receive certain State Benefits and the boiler be less than 86% efficient.
IMPORTANT NOTICE - Please read this before completing the form: -
Due to recent funding restrictions for this scheme, we can only process applications from householders in the North West, the North East and Yorkshire.
The full list of the post code areas we can cover at the moment, in alphabetical order, is: -
BB (Blackburn), BD (Bradford), BL (Bolton), CH (Chester), CW (Crewe), DH (Durham), DL (Darlington), DN (Doncaster), FY (Fylde), HD (Huddersfield), HG (Harrogate), HU (Hull), HX (Halifax), L (Liverpool), LS (Leeds), M (Manchester), NE (Newcastle), OL (Oldham), PR (Preston), S (Sheffield), SK (Stockport), SR (Sunderland), ST (Stoke on Trent), TD (Galashiels), TS (Cleveland), WA (Warrington), WF (Wakefield), WN (Wigan) & YO (York).
If your tenant does not live in one of the post code areas above and you complete the form on our website, we will not contact either you or them until the situation improves.
In addition, we have been informed that due to funding restrictions, some applicants may be asked to contribute to the cost of a replacement boiler when their Affordable Warmth grant is insufficient to cover the cost of the work.
We hope that the situation will improve from 1st April and we will update the website once we have more information. Other companies or websites may be able to introduce you to installers who operate under the Affordable Warmth scheme in different areas.
Privately rented homes may be eligible for a free boiler under the Affordable Warmth Scheme
We have dealt with over 5,000 applications for a FREE BOILER since the ECO Affordable Warmth scheme started !!!!!!
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To be eligible for the ECO Affordable Warmth Scheme your tenant must receive certain state benefits and have an inefficient and faulty central heating boiler. What’s more, there is no limit to the number of properties which a landlord can have a new central heating boiler installed in under the ECO Affordable Warmth Scheme, as long as the necessary criteria are met in each case.
Under the ECO Affordable Warmth Scheme funds are provided by ENERGY COMPANIES to cover the full cost of certain energy efficient home improvements, such as a free boiler, free loft insulation, free cavity wall insulation or free solid wall insulation in privately owned properties, including privately rented properties. If, as landlord, you decide to apply for assistance under the ECO Affordable Warmth Scheme then your tenant must also consent to any installation or repair. Similarly, if your tenant applies for assistance under the ECO Affordable Warmth Scheme then your consent is required.
The Green Deal and the Energy Companies Obligation
The ECO Affordable Warmth Scheme is part of the Energy Companies Obligation (ECO) and runs alongside the Government’s Green Deal Initiative which came into force on 28th January 2013. The Electricity and Gas (Energy Companies Obligation) Order 2012 was approved by Parliament in December 2012 and places responsibility on the big six energy companies to provide funds to cover the cost of certain home improvements intended to make private homes more energy efficient. Up to £1.3 billion per year will be made available to cover the cost of these energy-saving home improvements and the ECO Affordable Warmth Scheme is scheduled to run until March 2015.
Central heating boiler installers accredited under the Affordable Warmth Scheme
We have teamed up with a number of accredited central heating boiler installation companies throughout the United Kingdom who are just waiting for your completed application. Under the Energy Company Obligation which runs alongside the Green Deal, these accredited installers have funds available which may cover the cost of a new energy efficient central heating boiler in your privately rented home, free of charge!
To apply for funding under the ECO Affordable Warmth Scheme for a new ‘A’ Rated energy efficient central heating boiler in a property you own and rent out, we will require the following information:
The information collected above is only used to determine eligibility to qualify for assistance under the ECO Affordable Warmth Scheme and your tenant will be asked to provide evidence of any State Benefits they receive, at the time of the Technical Survey.
The free replacement of central heating boilers is subject to a survey by a Technical Surveyor but these are carried out free of charge.
Would you like a free boiler, free cavity wall insulation, free solid wall insulation or free loft insulation installed in a property you own but rent out?