How to get the most out of the Green Homes Grant as a landlord

Green homes grant for landlords

As a landlord, you’ll know only too well the EPC requirements for your rental properties. But did you know that as a landlord you’ll be eligible to apply to the Green Homes Grant?

With vouchers of up to £5,000 available for energy efficient upgrades, you could take this opportunity to upgrade both the thermal properties and the aesthetics of your rental property with an external wall insulation system.

Currently, all rental properties must have a minimum energy performance certificate (EPC) rating of E, although there is the potential for this to change to a D or even a C in the next few years. With that in mind, now could be the perfect time to upgrade the energy efficiency of your property, to futureproof yourself (and the property) against any potential regulation changes.

With primary upgrades such as solid wall insulation, as well as secondary upgrades such as new windows and doors available through the green homes grant scheme, there are options to suit every property. 

With around 33% of heat lost through uninsulated solid walls, an external wall insulation system is a great way of reducing the carbon footprint of your property, and gives you a chance to update the exterior too. We’ve got colours and textures to suit everyone’s taste – we’ve even got brick finishes for the traditionalists among you.

What’s more, with all the work taking place outside, there’ll be no need for your tenants to vacate the property whilst the renovations are carried out. This means no loss of rental income for you, and less hassle for your tenants.

Once the renovations are complete you and your tenants will experience benefits such as a refreshed exterior, a more comfortable interior, and lower energy costs. This will make the property more attractive to potential renters, as well as increasing the value in the long run.

Backed by TrustMark

As well as offering vouchers towards two thirds of the cost of the work, the government have specified that works can only be carried out by contractors who are TrustMark accredited. This will give you peace of mind, knowing that any renovations to the property are being carried out by a qualified installer.

Ready to take the next step?

If you’d like to increase the energy efficiency of your rental property using some external wall insulation, we’d love to help.

If you’ve got any questions, we’ll do our best to answer them. Our team are available to advise you how our systems work, what kind of finishes you can achieve, and can even give you the name of your local Weber Recommended contractor.

You can send us an email at greengrant@netweber.co.uk or give us a call on 01525 718877.

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