Insulation grants for landlords with tenants

Insulation Grants are available to the occupiers of privately rented properties as it is they who pay the fuel bills.

For tenants aged 70 or over, or for those whose main income is the state pension, or if they receive a qualifying tax credit or benefit, tenants are not likely to have to pay anything towards the cost of insulation.

If tenants qualify for a partial grant only, it is they who should contribute the remainder. However, landlords may feel that the improvement to their property resale value justifies paying the difference, whilst taking advantage of the fact that their current tenants qualify their property for the grant.

As a private landlord or property management company, your requirement is to give written permission prior to works being carried out. Please note that flats cannot have cavity wall insulation fitted unless all flats directly above and below also have it fitted.

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