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HUG2 offers energy upgrades to landlords and other homeowners

Phase two of the Home Upgrade Grant (HUG2) is a UK Government-funded scheme for properties in England that are not connected to the gas grid. 

£630 million has been allocated to Local Authorities to provide energy efficient upgrades and low carbon heating to eligible households between April 2023 and March 2025.

The HUG2 scheme is targeted at both owner-occupiers and landlords with tenants who struggle to pay their heating bills and keep their homes warm in winter. It is part of the UK Government’s sustainable warmth strategy seeking to ensure vulnerable people are not left behind in the transition to net zero.


To be eligible for grant funding, a household must have a low income, a property EPC rating between D and G, and not be connected to the gas grid.

Homeowners on a low income will not have to pay anything towards the cost of the upgrades. However, for private rented properties the landlord must contribute at least a third of the total cost of the upgrades, and social landlords must pay at least half of the total cost.

An assessment is carried out for each property to identify which measures will be most effective, but some of the upgrades that can be paid for by HUG2 include:

- Insulation and ventilation

- Low carbon heating systems, like air source heat pumps

- Efficient heating controls

- Energy-efficient hot water systems

- Solar PV panels

- Solar hot water

The HUG scheme is administered by Local Authorities, so landlords, tenants and homeowners in England should get in touch with their local council for information about the scheme in their area. 

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    So we have a grant scheme and the local authorities in the same sentence 🆘🆘🆘 Not a chance 🫣🫣 I have a property that would tick those boxes, no way am I wasting my time, it will never get to a C so I am selling with zero hassle.

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    I would strongly suspect that a landlord will find they don't qualify for any subsidy..

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    And if u qualify they will find another obstacle to turn you down.


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