Private Tenant? Free Boiler.
If you are a tenant in privately rented accommodation, you could have your old boiler replaced free of charge via the ECO Scheme. The ECO boiler scheme has been set up to provide free home efficiency improvements to low-income households, this scheme applies to home owners and private tenants.
If you live in England, Wales or Scotland and you live in a private rented property, you could qualify to have your boiler replaced if you receive the correct income-related benefits. If your current boiler is over 7 years old, or is broken/faulty, you could qualify for a 100% free gas boiler via the Governments ECO Scheme. Free boilers are only available to private tenants, they are not available to council tenants or housing associations.
I am a Council Tenant, can I get a Free Boiler?
Unfortunately not. Free replacement boilers are only available to those in private tenant accommodation, these are private tenants. You will have a landlord who owns the property and you pay your rent to that landlord. If you are in a council property, it is the council who owns it and they must maintain it for you. If you are a private tenant and wish to see if you qualify for a free boiler, go to http://www.boilergrants.org.uk
100% Free Boilers via Free Boiler Replacement Scheme 2014
The boiler replacement scheme helps private tenants to access free boilers if the current one is old or faulty. The scheme is funded by the ‘Big Six’ energy suppliers who have been ordered by the Governments to help those at risk of fuel poverty or in low-income households. Free boiler grants are available to private tenants, landlords and home owners.
Are you a private tenant? See if you qualify for a free boiler.