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Your tenant must receive state benefits to qualify for a storage heater grant

Storage Heater Grants for Landlords

If your tenant receives state benefits, they may qualify for a storage heater grant or a boiler grant to upgrade the heating system in your rental property. The Government’s ECO Affordable Warmth Scheme provides heating system grants to pensioners and families on low incomes.

 

Across England, Scotland and Wales we have helped over 12,500 householders apply for their Affordable Warmth Scheme Grant – Apply for YOURS today!

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Storage Heater Grants for Landlords FAQs

Who should apply for a storage heater grant, the landlord or the tenant?

 

For the purposes of the Affordable Warmth Scheme the tenant is the applicant, although as owner of the property, your consent will be required before any installation can take place.

You can register your interest by completing the form on this page. Alternatively you can ask your tenant to complete the form on the home page of this website. Please ensure that you have your tenant’s permission to pass on their contact details.

 

Are there any restrictions on storage heater grants?

 

As long as your tenant is living in the rental property from initial application until just after the storage heater or boiler installation there are very few restrictions.

 

There are no restrictions on how many of your tenants can apply for a storage heater grant but a ‘fair usage’ policy may be applied. Each case is taken on merit and all ECO Affordable Warmth qualifying criteria in respect of your tenant’s state benefits and the existing heating system must be satisfied to qualify for a grant.

 

If the storage heater grant or boiler grant is insufficient to meet the full cost of installation you may be asked for a contribution and if you refuse, the heating system will not be upgraded.

 

If your tenant vacates the property after installation, the grant does not have to be repaid. Even though the tenant is the applicant, they do not own the new storage heaters or boiler and they are not allowed to remove them.

Advantages for Landlords with the ECO Storage Heater Grant Scheme

  • Under Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard regulations MEES), from April 2018 all domestic rental properties in England and Wales must have an Energy Performance Certificate rating of E or better. Upgrading the heating system in your rental property using a storage heater grant or boiler grant will help to improve the property’s energy efficiency rating.

  • Modern electric storage heaters and condensing boilers are much more energy efficient than their older counterparts. This means that your tenant will cut their heating bills.

  • An upgraded heating system in your rental property will make it more attractive to future tenants.

  • New storage heaters and modern condensing boilers are much more reliable than old heating systems and will cost less to maintain.

  • You can reduce your rental property’s carbon emissions with new energy efficient storage heaters or a new boiler.

  • All storage heater grants and boiler grants awarded by the Affordable Warmth Scheme require that installations are carried out by properly accredited installers. As landlord, the new heating system will still need to be checked and serviced every year but being a new system, shouldn’t require maintenance and repair.

The ECO Scheme provides storage heater grants to tenants who receive certain state benefits