Grants of up to £8,000 for Cambridge landlords

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Through the Action on Energy Cambridgeshire scheme, Cambridge City Council is offering grants of up to £8,000 to landlords in Cambridge to improve the energy efficiency of their older properties.

Grants of up to £6,000 are available to install either external or internal solid wall insulation (covering up to 75% of the costs of installation). Landlords can also claim up to £1,000 towards one other energy saving measure such as a replacement boiler or heating controls.

Landlords with more modern properties are eligible for grants of up to £2,000 towards loft or cavity wall insulation, plus one other energy saving measure.

A one-off payment of £500 may be made to landlords for increasing the Energy Performance Certificate rating of any property in their portfolio to at least a ‘D’ rating through measures funded by Action on Energy. Tenants can also benefit from a one-off rent reduction of up to £500.

Councillor George Owers, Executive Councillor for Finance and Resources, said, "This is a fantastic opportunity for landlords in Cambridge to improve the energy efficiency of their property portfolios, making their properties more comfortable for their tenants. With the closure of the Government’s Green Deal Home Improvement Fund, Action on Energy offers the best chance to get assistance to insulate solid walls. As this funding is available for a limited time, I would urge all Cambridge landlords to take advantage of this offer now".

Cambridge landlords are invited to attend an ‘energy surgery’ on Thursday 31st July to find out more about how Action on Energy can help them. The energy surgery will be held between 10am and 4pm at the Salvation Army Community Centre on Mill Road (close to the Gwydir St car park). To book an appointment at the energy surgery or to talk to an advisor please call Action on Energy on 0800 093 3303.

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