News of the Green Deal’s ‘Home Improvement Fund’ has generated interest from private landlords hoping to take advantage monetary support from Government to implement energy efficiency measures for their properties and tenants. The RLA supports the Green Deal and the following information is intended to give landlords the information they need to be compliant with Green Deal standards and take advantage of available – but limited! – funding.
EDIT: As of Friday, 25th July 2014 the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund is closed and no longer accepting applications for rebate.
The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) is offering “£7,600 to make your home more energy efficient”. The Home Improvement Fund applies to private landlords if they improve their properties and are paying the costs themselves.
Many private landlords are keen to take advantage of the fund, and have asked for help finding a company to help with installation. The RLA is working to find providers and suggest that those interested visit the Government database for regional companies.
We published information around taking advantage of the Green Deal’s Home Improvement Fund previously and felt that further clarification would help. We urge landlords to apply for vouchers to help with the financial aspect of improvements to your properties.