Green Homes Grant
As part of the Green Homes Grant, The Warm Home Check service is able to offer eligible households a range of fully funded home insulation or low carbon heating improvements to increase the energy efficiency of your home – helping you to keep warm and well, whilst saving money.
The COVID-secure Warm Home Check visit will help to find out the improvements that would be best for you and your home. A more detailed home survey may then be arranged to help you review all your options and understand the recommended improvements.
All improvement works are quality assured and carried out by vetted contractors registered with Trustmark or the Microgeneration Certification Scheme.
Apply for a Warm Home Check now or find out more about how to get your own Green Homes Grant voucher if you aren’t eligible for support from us.
Find out if you’re eligible for a Warm Home Check. In addition, to qualify for these government funded home insulation or low carbon heating improvements, your property must have low energy efficiency – an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of E, F or G. If you don’t know the energy efficiency of your home, then the Warm Home Check visit may be able to help.
Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards
Minimum energy efficiency standards (MEES) were introduced by the government in 2011. Related to Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs), the legislation prevents landlords from renting out F and G rated properties.
From April 2019 landlords have been required to demonstrate it would cost more than £3,500 to improve their property to a minimum ‘E’ rating before letting to a new tenant. From April 2020 this will apply to all existing tenancies.
The regulations were introduced to improve the quality of private rented buildings in England and Wales and to increase the energy efficiency of the worst performing houses and buildings. In addition, these regulations aim to improve the comfort and conditions in private rented homes and reduce fuel poverty.