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Landlords urged to apply for energy efficiency cash help

Landlords have been told that time is running out to apply for funding to improve the energy efficiency of their homes through the Green Homes Grants scheme.

Warwick council is one of many running the scheme, which is funded by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and delivered by E.ON with support from Act On Energy.

The scheme aims to help improve the energy efficiency of low income private households with free home improvements including solar PV panels, insulation and air source heat pumps.


The scheme closes soon, so residents are urged to check their eligibility and apply today.

In the Warwick example, eligible residents must own and live in their home, or privately rent within Warwick district, have a gross household income of less than £31,000 year and have an EPC rating of D, E, F or G;l.

Private tenants whose income meets the eligibility criteria are also encouraged to apply with the support and involvement of their landlord. Tenants are advised to speak to their landlord first to ascertain the energy performance rating of the property and ensure it meets the eligibility criteria. 

If landlords are unsure of the energy performance rating, tenants are still encouraged to apply. There is no cost to the tenant, with landlords required to contribute a third of the cost, and a maximum grant of £5,000 per property.

Landlords will benefit from the scheme by having a more energy efficient property, which will help meet future minimum EPC rating requirements. 

Their tenants should also benefit financially and will be less likely to struggle with paying rent and utilities during the current cost of living crisis.

A Warwick council spokesperson says: “We recognise the importance of improving the energy efficiency of people’s homes not only for the climate, but also for the difference it makes to energy bills. 

“Now has never been a more important time to do this, so I would encourage everyone eligible to get in touch and see what improvements can be made to your home to make it warm and affordable.

“Time really is running out on this scheme now, so please do get in touch today if you think you’re eligible.”

An E.ON spokesperson adds: “Energy efficiency is the first step to net zero, but it also means an end to people living in cold and draughty homes and wasting the energy which escapes through their walls and roofs.”

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  • George Dawes

    Another con , spend a small fortune to save pennies

    The whole green agenda is one big scam

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    I got bitten by the Green Homes Grant, jumping through all the hoops for external wall insulation before being left high & dry when they pulled the scheme. Not going through that again - I have sold one of the properties & the others will follow.


    Agree, it’s a scam and takes far to long, my low income households will be finding a new home when I sell up.

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    Been there, got the tee shirt, simply a scam, don't bother

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    I got a certificate for a grant for a new boiler more efficient than the old one. The boiler was replaced as per the certificate. Unfortunately the grant was stopped on the basis that the original boiler was sufficiently effcient. The existing boiler model was stated in writing at the time of application.


    In 2016 I went for a boiler grant, single mum working 16 hrs a wk, my contribution would have been £1900, I declined it, bought a Baxi boiler from Mr Central Heating, £750 inc vat, my heating engineer charged me £400 (not VAT registered ) to fit it, these grants end up costing you more money

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    Andrew, you're exactly right, all the approved Scheme Contractors are rip off merchants, they charge at least 50% more than the going rate. Basically they think People/Landlords are as stupid as the Civil servants who dream up these empty gestures.

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    It’s akin to the help to buy scheme, prices just get increased when the word grant is mentioned.


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