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Insulation Grants For Landlords

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Up to £40,000 in Funding Available from GOV.UK

How do the grants work?

Free grant funding is available to eligible households for a range of home insulation measures
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When it comes to insulation grants for landlords, it is the tenant (as the energy bill payer) of the property that is entitled to the grant funding. There are multiple different grants available, based on the type of insulation required and the tenant’s circumstances. Even if the tenant does not qualify for a full grant they may still be able to get a heavily discounted insulation installation.

How can landlords apply for an insulation grant?

There are two ways for landlords to apply for insulation grants on behalf of a tenant, depending on the number of properties they are renting out. Work will not be started at the property without the written permission of the landlord.

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One property

If you are a landlord and let out a single property, you need to ensure that your tenant is aware of the application and then complete the application form yourself. The tenants’ names and contact information are required, along with your details as the landlord.

 

Multiple properties

If you are renting out more than one property, you could complete the form multiple times for each different application, or contact us so we can help you with applications on behalf of multiple tenants. Installers will never complete any work on a property without details of the tenant and the go-ahead from the landlord.

Why make use of free loft insulation for landlords?

There are many reasons why landlords will want to take advantage of the opportunity to insulate the properties they own, especially if the tenants can qualify for an insulation grant to get it fitted for free. Installing insulation will boost the property and its value, as well as helping to attract new tenants. Existing tenants also save money on their energy bills and feel more comfortable in the home, lessening the chances of them looking to move elsewhere.

All properties that are sold or rented in England and Wales need an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). A property that is well insulated will have a greater energy efficiency rating, which can be a positive if the landlord is looking to sell the property. Fitting insulation in your property can make a contribution towards lowering carbon emissions and protecting the environment.

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Benefits of insulation for landlords:

  • Increases value and condition of the property
  • Helps to attract new tenants (if the property is empty)
  • Helps to retain existing tenants who may have considered moving out
  • Makes it easier to sell a property in the future
  • Better for the environment and improves efficiency
 

It is worth noting that landlords need to produce an EPC when letting or re-letting a property. Certificates are valid for 10 years so be sure to keep yours up to date when needed.

How can you qualify for an insulation grant?

Even though it is your tenant that would need to apply for funding for free insulation through the ECO, it is still helpful for landlords to be aware of the eligibility criteria. If your tenant is in a low-income household of below £31,000, or is claiming an income-related benefit, it is likely that they will be approved for an insulation grant with your permission as the landlord. The qualifying benefits for tenants under the ECO4 scheme are:

  • Income-based Jobseekers Allowance (JSA)
  • Income-related Employment Support Allowance (ESA)
  • Income Support (IS)
  • Pension Credit Guarantee Credit
  • Working Tax Credit (WTC)
  • Child Tax Credits (CTC)
  • Universal Credit (UC)
  • Housing Benefit (new eligible benefit through ECO4)
  • Pension Credit Savings Credit (new eligible benefit through ECO4)
 

If tenants are not eligible for a full insulation grant, they still might qualify for partial funding, and they would have to make a contribution for the rest of the installation cost. However, as a landlord, you may feel that the improvement of the property and better resale value justifies paying the difference on behalf of your tenant.  

Types of Insulation Available

There are many different types of insulation available to suit any home.

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Loft Insulation

One of the easiest ways to insulate your home quickly

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Spray Foam Insulation

Energy Efficient Expanding Foam Spray

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Cavity Wall Insulation

Insulation installed within the cavity space of your walls

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External Wall Insulation

Insulation installed externally outside the home

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Flat Roof Insulation

Insulation installed for a range of flat roof buildings

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Internal Wall Insulation

Retain your heat with effective internal insulation

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Party Wall Insulation

Insulation for walls between internal rooms

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Underfloor Insulation

Insulation to minimise heat loss through the floor

Up to £40,000 in Funding Available from GOV.UK

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