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Saturday, April 14, 2012

Insulating your buy-to-let

I wrote recently about the tax benefits of insulating your buy-to-let.

Even better news!

Today when I made enquiries about insulation at my local authority in Nottinghamshire it transpires that they offer subsidised loft and cavity wall insulation. Why? Well it's not as a result of any generosity by the Government. Instead it's the result of legislation the government introduced to force energy providers to cut their carbon emissions. The result is that subsidised insulation is available to landlords in many areas. You need to act pretty sharpish though. The four year CERT scheme is due to end in December.

I'm made up. Not only will I be able to get my place fully insulated for less than a hundred quid. I'll also get my tenant off my back who has been pestering me that he is 'cold'. RESULT! I'm looking forward to my celebratory drink tonight....

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Jackie French said...

If anyone wants me to arrange free Insulation, I'm a surveyor for the largest utility company offering free to anyone, regardless of age, benefit status or who you have utilities with. All you need to give tenant is a letter of consent. We will do any number of properties in your portfolio, anywhere in the country.

Anonymous said...

Hi Jackie, yes please, could you add your contact details so that I can get in touch please?

Jackie French said...

Could you click on my name and go through my holiday let website contacts us form, so I don't get spam, Just put in the subject insulation. Thanks Jackie

Jackie French said...

I might add it is free to anyone applying providing the property is suitable.Conditions - mainland Great Britain only. Not all homes are suitable for insulation.. There is no registration or installation deadline for anyone 70 or over or on eligible benefits. Limited availability. For all other customers, installation must be completed by 31st December 2012. Customers will only be eligible for the free loft and cavity wall measures recommended by appointed surveyor. Customers will only be eligible for free measures where we can insulate a minimum of two thirds of the total loft space or total wall space (when applied to the whole property). Free insulation is subject to square meterage limitations. Insulation beyond these limits is chargeable. For loft insulation, offer only applies where the thickness of existing insulation is less than 60mm. Offer excludes scaffolding, vents and any specialist equipment. Tenants must seek landlord permission. Offer only applicable to residential properties and excludes all other properties including without limitation commercial or part commercial premises. The Offer is subject to availability and subject to change or withdrawal at any time including, without limitation, where the supply or installation of loft and/or cavity wall insulation (the "Products") does not qualify for carbon emissions credits for the purpose of the Carbon Emissions Reduction Target (or any replacement scheme) or if the amount of carbon emissions credits for which the Products qualify is materially reduced.

Home Insulation said...

Many insulation companies have working agreements in place with energy providers to fit insulation systems for them so that they can hit targets created by these regulations. All it takes is calling around a little bit.