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Brent Council offers energy grants to private landlords

PUBLISHED: 12:52 20 January 2015 | UPDATED: 12:52 20 January 2015

Cllr Margaret McLennan

Cllr Margaret McLennan

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Brent Council is offering private landlords a limited number of grants to help them invest in energy efficiency measures for their rental properties.

The council is one of four local authorities in London who have been offered the Energy Grants from the Mayor of London’s office.

Private landlords can receive up to 80 per cent of the cost of installing recommended and approved energy efficiency measures in their rental property up to a maximum of £8,000.

The funding covers key improvements such as boilers, heating controls, insulation and window improvements.

All will be carried out by Lakehouse, Brent Council’s approved contractor.

Cllr Margaret McLennan, lead member for housing at Brent Council, said: “Making properties more energy efficient is a ‘win-win’ for both the tenant and the landlord.

“The initiative will hopefully lead to reduced heating bills for tenants and both the landlord and tenant will benefit from the improved condition of the property. “

To be eligible for the grant you need to join the Mayor’s London Rental Standard, a scheme that provides training on renting out property, complying with the law and ways to provide a good service to tenants.

Visit london.gov.uk/landlords for more details.

The deadline for applications is February 15.


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