Insulation Grants For Private Landlords
It is the occupier of a property that is entitled to insulation grants as they pay the fuel bills. If your tenants are aged 70 or over, or they receive a qualifying benefit / tax credit, you will not have to pay anything towards the cost of insulation. As a private landlord, your only requirement is to give written permission prior to works being carried out.
If your tenant(s) only qualify for a partial grant, technically it is the tenant who should contribute the remainder. However, they are often reluctant to pay, so landlords often make the contribution or share the cost.
Why Install Insulation?
There are several reasons why landlords should insulate their properties. Fitting insulation improves the condition and value of the property and helps to attract new tenants when properties are empty. It will also help to keep existing tenants who will save money on their heating bills and feel more comfortable in their surroundings. Having loft insulation and cavity wall insulation also helps when it comes to sell a property.
All homes sold in England and Wales require an Energy Performance Certificate as part of the Home Information Pack. A well insulated property will have a higher Energy Efficiency rating. In addition, Cavity Wall Insulation comes with a 25 year guarantee from CIGA (the Cavity Insulation Guarantee Agency) which can be passed on. Home Insulation also helps to protect the environment from global warming.
Advantages To Landlords:
- Improves property value & condition
- Helps attract new tenants
- Helps to keep existing tenants
- Makes it easier to sell the property
- Cavity has a 25 year guarantee
- Helps to protect the environment.
Call Mark on 07766 262 140 or email firstname.lastname@example.org discuss your requirements for cavity wall and loft insulation in more detail