If your tenants are on a middle to low-income, and your property is rated EPC D or below, you may be eligible for funding through the government's Warmer Homes Grant scheme to cover up to two-thirds of your retrofit costs.
We can assist you and your tenants to apply for this grant funding and have your property retrofitted by vetted and qualified contractors if your property is in Lewisham or Greenwich.
Upgrade your property
We are working with Lewisham and Greenwich Councils to support landlords across the boroughs to improve their energy efficiency. We can offer advice and support tailored to your property's current Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) and your goals, including the identification of grant funding available to install retrofit measures. We can even support you to make an application.
For example, you might be able to access up to two thirds match funding through the Warmer Homes Grant funding scheme. Speak to our team to see if your tenants are eligible, and if not, what other help you could get.
How it works:
Book a call with Hojee, our landlord's advisor. He'll talk you through your property, opportunities to improve it's energy efficiency and explain what funding is available to support you in making these changes a reality.
Refer your tenants to us. Our energy advice team will speak to your tenants and collect their details to assess eligibility for funding.
We make the funding application on your behalf.
If your application is accepted, we'll complete a property survey.
You'll receive quotes for the work from qualified contractors.
The works go ahead. Your property is made more comfortable and your EPC score is improved.
How can landlords improve an EPC rating?
Future Fit Homes have a number of services available to help you improve the energy efficiency of your home, and therefore your EPC rating. Please see below for 3 of these services:
Why tackle your EPC rating?
Improves property value
Reduces heating costs, making rentals more attractive to tenants as they are less expensive to run day-to-day
Makes properties more comfortable for tenants
Makes properties more environmentally friendly
Avoids penalties due to non-compliance with MEES
Avoids property disrepair issues by taking care of insulation/ventilation
Advises tenants on behavioural change and in avoiding damp and mould
1:1 Energy Advice
Have one of our Domestic Energy Assessors visit your home and receive detailed, impartial energy advice on insulation, ventilation, renewable energy and smart appliances
We can assess your property remotely or face-to-face (+£30 call out fee)
Thermal Imaging Survey
Thermal imaging Surveys provide you with a detailed report containing images and notes on where your property is losing heat. Several recommendations will be made for targeted improvements.
Please note: Thermal imaging surveys can only be conducted when outdoor temperatures are low in order to see clearly where your home is losing heat (during the summer this service is not available).
Energy Performance Certification (EPC)
Book in for an updated EPC to prove compliance with MEES, or to evidence home improvements for demonstrated compliance with future MEES increases.
Please note this must be booked in alongside one of other services, such as 1:1 advice.
*This service is only available in winter months. You can register your interest for this winter by clicking below*