FEBRUARY 04, 2016 | BY A & S Property
London boiler cashback scheme launched
London Mayor Boris Johnson has just announced the capital’s first boiler replacement scheme. The London Boiler Cashback Scheme is providing 6,500 of the capital’s home owners and accredited private landlords each with £400 cashback when they replace an old, inefficient boiler.
The scheme is first-come, first-served so landlords are encouraged to put their applications in quickly.
Private landlords, or the agent that manages their property, must be accredited with the Mayor’s London Rental Standard. They can apply for cashback for more than one property, provided they meet the scheme’s requirements.
Replacing an old, inefficient boiler with a new, efficient one makes a big difference. A more efficient boiler could mean an average saving of £340 a year, as well as a warmer, more comfortable home. It also dramatically reduces the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. The scheme as a whole will substantially reduce carbon emissions and improve air quality across London.
Under the rules of the scheme:
When applicants apply, they will need to provide details of the boiler to be replaced, along with those of the heating engineer. They will then receive a voucher, after which the boiler can be replaced.
Vouchers are valid for 12 weeks from the date of issue, so the boiler must be fitted within this time. To receive their £400 cashback, they must then send back proof of installation along with the voucher no later than ten working days after the expiry date on their voucher.
For more information, including how to apply and the terms and conditions of the scheme, please go to: www.london.gov.uk/boilers