Green Deal for Tenants

The Green Deal allows tenants in rented homes to make the same energy-saving improvements as homeowners.

If you live in a rented home or social accommodation, you can pre-apply for the Green Deal – you’ll just need to have your landlord's consent first. The same goes for landlords, who can pre-apply for the Green Deal, as long as they have the agreement of their tenant.

As the Green Deal offers benefits for both landlords and tenants, with no up-front costs, it's highly likely that your landlord will agree to the scheme. The Government is also planning to make it a requirement that rented properties meet certain energy efficiency standards in the next few years, so it's in your landlord’s interests to take advantage of the Green Deal now.

What benefits does the Green Deal offer tenants?

  • Save money: Lower energy consumption and less waste mean long-term savings on your electricity, gas or oil bills.
  • Improve quality of life: Warmer, drier, energy-efficient homes are healthier and more comfortable to live in.
  • Help the environment: Less energy used and less wasted means lower carbon emissions.

Who pays for the Green Deal - tenant or landlord? 

Under the Green Deal, improvements to the property are paid for over time, by the person who pays the energy bill. But there's no need to worry about higher bills, because the payments will only ever be as much as the amount saved through better energy efficiency. That means you can enjoy the benefits of a more energy-efficient home, and you won't notice any difference in your pocket.

What can tenants get from the Green Deal?

Tenants living in rented properties can enjoy the same energy-saving improvements that are available to homeowners through the Green Deal. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Insulation - wall and loft
  • Heating
  • Draught-proofing
  • Double-glazing
  • Renewable energy technologies like solar panels and wind turbines.

A Green Deal assessment will provide a report for your home that tells you what improvements you can get, and how much you'll save in energy costs as a result. We offer Green Deal assessments for free, and with no obligation, so pre-apply today to see what’s in it for you.  

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