Free boiler for some under the Npower eco boiler scheme, Not a complete scam.
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Free boiler for some under the Npower eco boiler scheme, Not a complete scam.

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Found 21st MarEdited by:"bigwheels"
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Could you qualify for a free boiler ???
Most websites offering this are a scam.

Having had the new boiler fitted today I can confirm it not a scam.

This is a deal as far as Im concerned.
Home owners and Landlords can get a free or reasonably priced new boiler.Depending on eligibility criteria.

My tennent gets a qualifying benefit.
So she filled out the Npower online form.
Npower called me for authorisation, For a survey.
The current boiler is 17 and a half years old and is D rated.
Npower did the survey and checked my tennents eligibility.
About 3/4 weeks later I get a call to confirm Im eligible for a replacement boiler.
Due to not meeting the full carbon emmisions criteria.
I would need to pay a part of the cost.
The new boiler total cost is £1596.00.
Npower part is £1377.21
My part is £218.78
Today they fitted a New A rated Ideal Logic C30 Boiler with a 2 year warranty.


There are no tie ins to npower etc. You dont even need to get gas and electric from them.


Is it a deal or not make up your own minds.

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You get a cheap boiler because your tenant is on benefits ?
What happens if they move out, do they take it with them ?
Does their new landlord get a new boiler too ?

Seems very generous of whoever is ultimately paying for this to give private landlords free stuff.

I am not on benefits and I am not lucky enough to own a second property that I can rent out to someone who is on benefits so I guess if I want a new boiler to replace my 20 year old one I'll just have to save up and pay for it myself.

Great deal for those it applies to.
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Cheers, will give it a try
Thanks for sharing op.....
Do you have to be on some kind of benefit to get this?

We have an old bank boiler that needs replacing and the new boiler relocating.

Thanks Mark.
You get a cheap boiler because your tenant is on benefits ?
What happens if they move out, do they take it with them ?
Does their new landlord get a new boiler too ?

Seems very generous of whoever is ultimately paying for this to give private landlords free stuff.

I am not on benefits and I am not lucky enough to own a second property that I can rent out to someone who is on benefits so I guess if I want a new boiler to replace my 20 year old one I'll just have to save up and pay for it myself.

Great deal for those it applies to.
You need to be on benefits to qualify - see the website via the link. This information could have been included in the OP to save people time.
Dragon325 m ago

Do you have to be on some kind of benefit to get this?We have an old bank …Do you have to be on some kind of benefit to get this?We have an old bank boiler that needs replacing and the new boiler relocating.Thanks Mark.



Yes.
Esa and others. fillout the npower form.
Mine was a like for like replacement.
If you had to pay it would be a bit more as a lot more work is envolved to remove old boiler and relocate new boiler.
Hope that helps.
RayB5 m ago

You need to be on benefits to qualify - see the website via the link. …You need to be on benefits to qualify - see the website via the link. This information could have been included in the OP to save people time.



Added them now.
Sign someone up to a room in your house on a three month tenancy, get a new boiler based on their entitlement, then serve notice.

Happy days.
The government makes all the energy companies spend money on eco schemes and tackling fuel poverty. Schemes like this let the energy companies tick boxes and boast about how they are tackling fuel poverty without any effort.

Instead of genuinely trying to deal with problems then have a scheme where a cheap landlord can get a new boiler for nothing just for having someone on benefits stay for a while. As always it is everyone else who pays gas/elec bills that subside the rich while those genuinely struggling get no help.
I just happen to be watching Rising Damp at the moment on ITV3!
Guest99114513 m ago

The government makes all the energy companies spend money on eco schemes …The government makes all the energy companies spend money on eco schemes and tackling fuel poverty. Schemes like this let the energy companies tick boxes and boast about how they are tackling fuel poverty without any effort. Instead of genuinely trying to deal with problems then have a scheme where a cheap landlord can get a new boiler for nothing just for having someone on benefits stay for a while. As always it is everyone else who pays gas/elec bills that subside the rich while those genuinely struggling get no help.


I understand what your saying.
I have rented my house to the same benefit tenants for almost 8 years at £150.00 a month less than the going rate.
Im not rich or greedy, I’m helping a family have a good quality of life.
Not for people on DLA?
It baffles me that landlords can benefit from this but not the general population that are not on benefits!
I'm all for the needy getting it but if you have a spare property that you can let out you are hardly on the bread line.
I don’t have 2 houses. This is my house.
I gave up work to be a full time live in carer for my best friend.
I look after her 24 hours a day 365 days a year.
All for £62.70 a week from the government.
Not all landlord are rich and greedy.
I even pay some of her rent as she gets hit with the bedroom tax.
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bigwheels12 m ago

I don’t have 2 houses. This is my house.I gave up work to be a full time l …I don’t have 2 houses. This is my house.I gave up work to be a full time live in carer for my best friend.I look after her 24 hours a day 365 days a year.All for £62.70 a week from the government.Not all landlord are rich and greedy.I even pay some of her rent as she gets hit with the bedroom tax.


best friend can mean many things
My neighbour who is on benefits got new full heating system boiler and radiators .landlord gave him £300 abuse of system wonder how many landlords have done this
It most certainly is a scam. Just a government approved one.
Chiptivo2 h, 3 m ago

Sign someone up to a room in your house on a three month tenancy, get a …Sign someone up to a room in your house on a three month tenancy, get a new boiler based on their entitlement, then serve notice. Happy days.


For you maybe! The tenant might have a different view...
generationz2 h, 15 m ago

You get a cheap boiler because your tenant is on benefits ?What happens if …You get a cheap boiler because your tenant is on benefits ?What happens if they move out, do they take it with them ?Does their new landlord get a new boiler too ?Seems very generous of whoever is ultimately paying for this to give private landlords free stuff. I am not on benefits and I am not lucky enough to own a second property that I can rent out to someone who is on benefits so I guess if I want a new boiler to replace my 20 year old one I'll just have to save up and pay for it myself.Great deal for those it applies to.


Exactly correct. The landlord can get a nearly free boiler for the tenant but not for himself for his own house. Crazy but true.
And yes if the tenants move out the landlord is the owner..
Ps remember a landlord has to pay extra percentage to the gov to buy the house in the first place , put anything right that goes wrong under good tenants and take the hit if they are bad ones, and if he ever sells the property he pays capital GAINS TAX ( I BELIEVE 18%) on the profit made. Not always the best return lol.
So lucky????? only sometimes lol
The greatest advantage of renting is putting your money into something that is quite safe.
Edited by: "peterdarlison" 21st Mar
shindigger39 m ago

It most certainly is a scam. Just a government approved one.



bigwheels1 h, 8 m ago

I don’t have 2 houses. This is my house.I gave up work to be a full time l …I don’t have 2 houses. This is my house.I gave up work to be a full time live in carer for my best friend.I look after her 24 hours a day 365 days a year.All for £62.70 a week from the government.Not all landlord are rich and greedy.I even pay some of her rent as she gets hit with the bedroom tax.


All landlords are not filthy rich.
And if you are so against it why dont you buy a property and become one of your so called rich people?
Guest9911453 h, 30 m ago

The government makes all the energy companies spend money on eco schemes …The government makes all the energy companies spend money on eco schemes and tackling fuel poverty. Schemes like this let the energy companies tick boxes and boast about how they are tackling fuel poverty without any effort. Instead of genuinely trying to deal with problems then have a scheme where a cheap landlord can get a new boiler for nothing just for having someone on benefits stay for a while. As always it is everyone else who pays gas/elec bills that subside the rich while those genuinely struggling get no help.



Except, the landlord is gaining much less than the tenant. The tenant will always be paying the gas bill, so the tenant, whether it be the current one or the next, will reap the benefit from having a more efficient boiler. Tenants in a lot of rented properties are on benefits or low pay, which is why they don't own.
RuudBullit4 m ago

Except, the landlord is gaining much less than the tenant. The tenant will …Except, the landlord is gaining much less than the tenant. The tenant will always be paying the gas bill, so the tenant, whether it be the current one or the next, will reap the benefit from having a more efficient boiler. Tenants in a lot of rented properties are on benefits or low pay, which is why they don't own.


So you couldn't charge more rent and make more money by promoting the fact it has a new boiler and thus there will be lower bills? Or save money on boiler repairs for your tennants boiler? Or just save money on a new boiler to replace the 17 year old one?
Nana1421st Mar

My neighbour who is on benefits got new full heating system boiler and …My neighbour who is on benefits got new full heating system boiler and radiators .landlord gave him £300 abuse of system wonder how many landlords have done this



So the tenant gets a new more efficient system in order to reduce their bills, landlord appreciates this and financially rewards said tenant, but landlord is still a scumbag. If the government provided enough cheap housing, then private landlords wouldn't be needed to fill the gap. Stop hating people who are trying to do well just for a minute, and you might see that this scheme benefits the poor, even if the house is privately rented.
Guest9911452 m ago

So you couldn't charge more rent and make more money by promoting the fact …So you couldn't charge more rent and make more money by promoting the fact it has a new boiler and thus there will be lower bills? Or save money on boiler repairs for your tennants boiler? Or just save money on a new boiler to replace the 17 year old one?



The landlord is under no obligation to fit a new boiler if the old one is working. It's a business at the end of the day, like any other. Are you telling me you'd see a poor family lose out just to spite a landlord?
generationz4 h, 15 m ago

You get a cheap boiler because your tenant is on benefits ?What happens if …You get a cheap boiler because your tenant is on benefits ?What happens if they move out, do they take it with them ?Does their new landlord get a new boiler too ?Seems very generous of whoever is ultimately paying for this to give private landlords free stuff. I am not on benefits and I am not lucky enough to own a second property that I can rent out to someone who is on benefits so I guess if I want a new boiler to replace my 20 year old one I'll just have to save up and pay for it myself.Great deal for those it applies to.



Sadly most perks are for those on benefits. I've NEVER been on benefits
peterdarlison2 h, 55 m ago

All landlords are not filthy rich.And if you are so against it why dont …All landlords are not filthy rich.And if you are so against it why dont you buy a property and become one of your so called rich people?


You'll be telling us all you provide a service next.
shindigger10 m ago

You'll be telling us all you provide a service next.


Not at all but I am chose whom I rent to. And I don't provide a service I provide an income for myself the same as you go to work to provide your salary.
baldass1 h, 12 m ago

Sadly most perks are for those on benefits. I've NEVER been on benefits


In your imagination they are perks, for 99% of people on benefits those "perks" are just enough for people to survive. Unfortunately people see the other 1% on Channel 5 and tar everyone on benefits the same.
jaybizzle21st Mar

In your imagination they are perks, for 99% of people on benefits those …In your imagination they are perks, for 99% of people on benefits those "perks" are just enough for people to survive. Unfortunately people see the other 1% on Channel 5 and tar everyone on benefits the same.



Do you have sources for your stats?
If I said 99% of landlords are honest people who do any necessary repairs to properties on time and are fair with their tenants, and what you see on watchdog is the scumbag 1%, you'd scoff.
Having worked quite a lot in privately rented properties, I've seen both sides. There are scumbag landlords who will spend nothing on their properties, regardless of tenant welfare. But I'm in properties more often than not to carry out repairs because of scum tenants who respect nothing and leave previously reasonable properties in a terrible state. My point is that there are a lot of decent landlords getting tarred in exactly the same way as benefit claimants.
Edited by: "RuudBullit" 23rd Mar
shindigger21st Mar

You'll be telling us all you provide a service next.



Everyone who works for a living provides a service to somebody. Landlords are no different. And when all's said and done, we all go to work to earn money. Landlords are no different in this respect either.
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