Central Heating Grants from the ECO Scheme

Gas Central Heating Grants for Landlords are available from the Government's ECO Scheme if your rental property has never had central heating fitted before

Gas central heating grants for landlords are available if:

Your rental property has never had a central heating system fitted since it was built AND

Your tenant or someone living with them receives one of the qualifying State Benefits OR they qualify under ECO Flex Rules, AND

Tenants may apply HERE.

Gas Central Heating Grants For Landlords

Landlord Central Heating Grant Application Form

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  • 1. Your details

  • 2. Your tenant's details

    You should have your tenant's permission to pass their details to us.

Gas Central Heating Grants For Landlords are available for the installation of central heating systems into homes which do not have and have never previously had a central heating system

Gas Central Heating Grants For Landlords Qualifying Criteria

1. To qualify for the Gas Central Heating Grants For Landlords scheme the tenant must rent the property from a private landlord. The tenant is the applicant, not the landlord though your permission will be required for the work to be carried out.

Also, it is preferable that the rental property has a gas supply, otherwise additional costs not covered by the grant may apply.

This part of the ECO Scheme DOES NOT provide central heating grants for homes owned by the local authority or by housing associations, or for shared ownership homes.

2. The property MUST NEVER have had a central heating systems fitted before. If it has had a central heating system which has been removed, IT WILL NOT QUALIFY.

To qualify for the Gas Central Heating Grants For Landlords scheme, your rental property must have either no heating at all or one of the following:

  1. Electric room heaters
  2. Inefficient electric storage heaters
  3. Gas room heaters
  4. Gas fire with back boiler but no radiators
  5. Solid fossil fuel fire with back boiler but no radiators
  6. Electric underfloor but no electric boiler
  7. Bottled LPG room heating
  8. Solid fossil fuel room heaters
  9. Wood or biomass room heating
  10. Oil room heaters

The relevant heating system used to assess your eligibility for the Gas Central Heating Grants for Landlords scheme is that which appears as the ‘Main Heating’ system on the Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) for your rental home.

You can see the EPC for your rental property (if one has been prepared) HERE if you live in England or Wales and HERE if you live in Scotland.

3. Your tenant must receive one of the qualifying benefits, tax credits or other allowances OR qualify under ECO Flex Rules

Gas Central Heating Grants for Landlords Scheme qualifying benefits include:

  • Guaranteed Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit
  • Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit
  • Income Support
  • Income-Related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
  • Income-Based Job Seeker’s Allowance (JSA)
  • Disability Living Allowance (DLA)
  • Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
  • Attendance Allowance
  • Carer’s Allowance
  • Severe Disablement Allowance
  • Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit
  • Child Benefit (subject to maximum household income thresholds)
  • War Pensions Mobility Allowance
  • Constant Attendance Allowance
  • Armed Forces Independence Payment

ECO Flex Rules are set by local authorities for homes situated within their boundaries. The ECO Flex gas central heating grants for landlords scheme allows householders who do not receive one of the benefits above, to qualify because they are on a low income and struggle heat their home properly.

Please note that the gas central heating grants for landlords scheme may not pay for the full cost of installing a new central heating system.

The calculation of the amount offered for gas central heating grants for landlords is based on the characteristics of the rental property. Higher grants are normally offered for larger properties, those with more than 3 bedrooms, solid wall properties and those with more external walls, ie. end terraced, semi-detached and detached.

Gas Central Heating Grants For Landlords
Gas Central Heating Grants For Landlords

Gas Central Heating Grants For Landlords from the Government’s ECO Scheme