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 on your electricity bill. Repayments will be no more than what a typical household should save in energy costs.
Quick guides on the Green Deal are available below for householders, owners, tenants and landlords.
Introduction to the Green Deal
The Green Deal - a new way to pay for home improvements, highlights some ways you could improve your home and how to get a Green Deal.
Green Deal for residential landlords
You can also get a Green Deal for residential properties that are rented – but both the landlord and tenant must give permission.
Green Deal for social housing tenants
As a social housing tenant you can take advantage of the Green Deal too, with your landlord’s permission.
Green Deal for social housing providers
Social housing providers can participate in the Green Deal and help to improve housing stock for their tenants.
The Green Deal assessment
The Green Deal starts with an impartial assessment of your property. A Green Deal Assessor will come to your home, talk to you about your energy use and see if you could benefit from making energy efficiency improvements to your home. Don’t forget to look out for the Green Deal Approved quality mark. Only approved Assessors can use the mark and operate under the Green Deal.
Moving into a home with a Green Deal
A home with a Green Deal has had energy-saving improvements, like a boiler or improved insulation, to help make it more energy efficient. If you are moving into a home with a Green Deal the owner or landlord must provide you with relevant information. As the new occupier of the home you’ll need to make repayments for the improvements through the electricity bill.
Energy Companies Obligation
Some householders in older properties, and those on benefits or low incomes may qualify for extra financial assistance through the Energy Companies Obligation. This is a new scheme, funded by energy suppliers, to help reduce Britain’s energy consumption. The quick guide on the Energy Companies Obligation provides you with more information tells you how you can find out if you may be eligible.
Your consumer rights and protection have been considered at every stage of the Green Deal. You can get free and impartial advice about the Green Deal through the Energy Saving Advice Service. Green Deals are also regulated under the Consumer Credit Act 1974.
The Green Deal and businesses
If your business is involved in supplying and installing energy saving products you can get involved in the Green Deal.
The Green Deal - Cashback for energy-saving home improvers
The Green Deal Cashback Scheme is a first-come, first-served offer where householders can claim cash back from Government on energy saving improvements like insulation, front doors, windows and boilers.