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Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Landlords boiler scrappage scheme launched

Landlords with old G rated boilers (ones with a permanent pilot light) are set to benefit from the government's boiler scrappage giving them £400 towards the cost of replacing their old boiler with a new A rated or most energy efficient boiler.

There are also benefits for a landlords tenants in the respect that moving to the new more efficient boiler will shave around about a quarter off the cost of their heating bill, around about £235 a year it is estimated. I don't suppose the tenants will pass on this in terms of higher rent!

How it works

A landlord will just need to get a quote from a Gas Safe registered plumber (what used to be CORGI) and then submit this and the following info to the Energy Saving Trust who are the body charged with administering the scheme:

i) Your full name.

ii) The address of the property you wish to claim the voucher for.

iii) The make and name of the boiler being scrapped.

iv) The company name , address and contact details of the installer carrying out the work.

v) The type of replacement boiler to be installed e.g. gas, biomass.

vi) Confirmation that you have received a quote or visit from the installer to carry out the work.

Once you have this information call their advice line on 0800 512 012 or email them through their website

Vouchers for the scheme will be issued from the 18th January.

One bit of bad news for landlords is that the scheme is only available to English landlords. The other thing to note is that landlords will have to pay for the installation costs upfront and then claim the money back.

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Snaveaicirt said...

What about Welsh landlords? Seems a bit unfair to me 'cause we're struggling just as much and our tenants would benefit in the same way.
Tricia (Wrexham)

The Editor said...

I agree, but it's one of the aspects of devolution. You will have to lobby your politicians to bring out a similar scheme I guess.

mikewoods said...

I'm English..with property in Wales..guess Ill have to wait for WAG to get up to speed. But it will help..i dont mind paying up in front. TBH some of the boilers need repairing..i have spent hundreds on replacement pumps, fans and PCB's.