Presentation on theme: "Home Energy Scotland Kenneth Fraser Technical Advisor – Private Sector Landlords."— Presentation transcript:
Home Energy Scotland Kenneth Fraser Technical Advisor – Private Sector Landlords
Home Energy Scotland Scottish Government Funded Managed by the Energy Saving Trust Free and Impartial Advice What is available? Grants, Schemes & Loans Free property visit for audit and recommendation report Help you take advantage
Why Make Energy Efficiency Improvements? A chance to increase the value of the property Make the property more attractive to prospective tenants Less tenant turnover Lowers energy bills for tenants Lowers carbon emissions Improve EPC rating of the property
Interest free loan available of £1,000 - £100,000 4 year payback for energy efficiency measure 8 year payback for renewable measure (5% Interest) Measure must be recommended on a Qualifying Report Green Deal Assessment EPC in certain cases Include in application that you have looked at the option of Green Deal finance Small Business Loan
Up to £5,000 available interest free Paid back over 5 years Loan can cover both connection and cost of the central heating system No Green Deal Assessment required Must install Energy Saving Trust recommended boiler Gas Infill Loan
The Green Deal UK Government initiative that went live in January 2013 Financing mechanism to allow energy efficiency measures to be installed at no up front cost Cost recovered through the savings on the energy bill 450 live plans in Scotland so far
The Customer Journey Customer interest AssessmentQuoteAccept quote Installation & after Can happen at the same visit impartial assessors work out what households need Customers choose what work they want done Quotes are personal and include subsidies Installers Costs charged to electricity bill Stays with home if move
Home Energy Efficiency Programmes for Scotland (Tenant support) The Scottish Government Home Energy Efficiency Programmes for Scotland are open to people across Scotland. The Scottish Government funds measures under the Energy Assistance Scheme Energy Assistance Scheme Energy Suppliers fund measures under the Affordable Warmth Scheme. Please note that from March 2014 the majority of Home Energy Efficiency Programmes for Scotland Affordable Warmth scheme are temporarily paused. Affordable Warmth Scheme Energy efficiency improvements are also on offer to thousands of households within certain areas across Scotland. If you have a property in one of these locations then a range of different funding could support solid wall or under floor insulation installations.
How can we help? Free & Impartial Advice We provide one-to-one independent, impartial advice specifically for private sector landlords. This is a free service as it’s funded by the Scottish Government. This can be a practical on-site energy audit of your private let or discussions over the phone/email Freephone Advice Centre Support
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