The Green Deal for tenants

Are you living in a property where your energy bills are rising and you simply cant keep up with the high payments but you don't want to improve the property yourself because it doesn't belong to you?

The Green Deal helps you make energy-saving home improvements, like insulation, to make your home more comfortable.

This scheme lets you pay for some or all of the improvements over time through your electricity bill. Repayments will be no more than what a typical household should save in energy costs. Tenants can take advantage of the Green Deal with your landlord's permission; you are advised to talk to your landlord in the first instance.

You need your landlord's permission before you take out a Green Deal Plan your landlord will need to agree to the financial aspects of the Plan. In many cases, you will also need permission from your landlord to make improvements to your property - although this will depend on the lease agreement.

How to pay for a Green Deal

Most Green Deal improvements are expected to reduce your heating bill because you will be using less electricity, gas or oil. Repayments are made through your electricity bill because everyone has one of those. Your Green Deal Provider will help calculate the repayments, including interest, which you will need to make. While the repayments should be no more than what a typical bill payer should save, the actual savings will depend on how much energy you use and the future costs of energy. If you move, the new occupier will benefit from the improvements, so they will take on the repayments.

Where to start

To start, you or your landlord will need to book Green Deal Assessment. When you book an assessment you may be asked if there are any accessibility issues, like access to your loft, and whether you can provide bills showing your recent energy use. Look for the Green Deal Approved quality mark Only Green Deal Assessors, Providers and Installers can use it. This shows they meet Green Deal standards and are authorised to operate under the Green Deal.

Look for the Green Deal Approved quality mark Only Green Deal Assessors, Providers and Installers can use it. This shows they meet Green Deal standards and are authorised to operate under the Green Deal.




The range of measures that can be installed under the Green Deal are:

  • Air source heat pumps
  • Biomass boilers
  • Biomass room heaters (including with radiators)
  • Cavity wall insulation
  • Cavity wall insulation (HTT)
  • Chillers
  • Cylinder thermostats
  • Draught proofing
  • Duct insulation
  • Hot water showers (efficient)
  • Hot water systems (efficient)
  • Hot water taps (efficient)
  • External wall insulation systems
  • Fan assisted replacement storage heaters
  • Flue gas heat recovery devices
  • Gas fired condensing boilers
  • Ground source heat pumps
  • Heating controls (wet central heating system and warm air system)
  • Heating ventilation and air-conditioning controls (zoning controls)
  • High performance external doors
  • Hot water controls (including timers and temperature control)
  • Hot water cylinder insulation
  • Internal wall insulation (of external walls) systems

Source: www.gov.uk/greendeal

This information is intended as a guide only. Further advice is available by contacting the Energy Saving Advice Service on 0300 123 1234 or visiting www.gov.uk/greendeal

  • Loft or rafter insulation (including loft hatch insulation)
  • Mechanical ventilation with heat recovery
  • Micro combined heat and power
  • Micro wind generation
  • Oil fired condensing boilers
  • Pipe work insulation
  • Replacement glazing
  • Radiant heating
  • Room in roof insulation
  • Roof insulation
  • Sealing improvements (including duct sealing)
  • Secondary glazing
  • Solar blinds, shutters and shading devices
  • Solar photovoltaics
  • Solar thermal hot water heating
  • Transpired solar collectors
  • Under floor heating
  • Under floor insulation
  • Warm air units
  • Waste water heat recovery devices attached to showers
  • Water source heat pumps
  • Variable speed drives for fans and pumps



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