Boiler Grants & Tenants


Particular Characteristic – Boiler & Insulation Grants & Personal Tenants

Not a match made in heaven sadly.

After 5 years of coping with personal tenants to improve their boilers and insulation, I’ve needed to undertake sure measures so as to get the job completed.

My Dilemma

Getting a grant whether or not for boiler or insulation via to completion and put in in a rented property has at all times been extraordinarily difficult to say the least.

You’ll suppose that there can be a whole lot of enthusiasm from each tenant and landlord, to not point out gratefulness.

Nonetheless, my findings have been that the owner normally wished all of it completed for him / her and wouldn’t raise a finger until he needed to!

Tenant apathy was additionally a giant drawback with little curiosity in serving to the owner enhance his property.

Failed purposes

After I first began out, I had a great deal of failed jobs a lot to my frustration!

As a really conscientious sort of individual, I had many a sleepless night time too!

These failed jobs have been normally all the way down to:

· Unable to contact tenant.

· Incomplete paperwork.

· No entry to property for surveys or set up.

· Tenant refusal.

I might by no means perceive why the tenant can be so unenthusiastic in direction of a measure that will profit them financially (smaller heating payments) and make their house extra cosy.

The Penny Drops lastly

After a lot deliberation and analysis which concerned talking to many tenants I lastly put my finger on the the reason why.

These embrace:

· Loads of tenants I’ve come throughout do detest their landlord and don’t want to assist them in any method.

· Failure to do repairs to the property, excessive rents, lack of curiosity in property upkeep have all taken their toll on the tenant / landlord relationship sadly.

· A lot of tenants transfer on after 6 months (after working up a number of arrears!) so don’t need to do one thing that may solely profit their landlord or new incoming tenant.

Why ought to they care!

I do discover that almost all of my shoppers are quick time period tenants.

I’m wondering why!

No Tenant Incentive.

Many landlords have fortunately accepted their free / discounted boiler with out making small provision for the tenant whose advantages have made this £2000 present to them attainable.

A small present voucher or low cost off the lease would have completed wonders for the goodwill of the connection.

The Reply

I do wish to react to issues rapidly and put a repair in place.

I do have this nailed now and really hardly ever get an issue with rented property’s.

(What a intelligent boy am!)

After I get an enquiry from a tenant, I at all times insist that the owner calls me as I clarify that we’re solely allowed to take care of the property proprietor.

No landlord name = deleted enquiry.

If the owner calls I once more clarify that our installers will solely take care of the property proprietor and that he should be on the property for survey and installs.

Any resistance = deleted enquiry.

I’ll solely provide landlord numbers to my installers in order that the owner HAS to be concerned if he needs the boiler or insulation measure.

My Findings- Has it labored?

This has labored out very well as I’ve discovered that landlords:

Is not going to need to miss out on a £2000 boiler

Is not going to be so fast to cancel if requested for a contribution if they’ve needed to put themselves out and attend the property for surveys.

They should rise up early to catch me out!


If you’re working as an power surveyor / lead generator and need to guarantee all of your grant purposes get put in AND you receives a commission… Solely take care of the owner.

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