Home Energy Scotland private sector landlord advice

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What does this involve?

Home Energy Scotland offers free, expert, impartial support and advice for registered private landlords in Scotland who would like to improve the energy efficiency of their rental properties. These improvements make properties more attractive to tenants and reduce maintenance issues such as damp, ultimately adding value.

Improving energy efficiency should also increase the rating on the property’s Energy Performance Certificate (EPC), helping landlords meet future minimum energy efficiency standards.

Whether landlords are looking to discuss their EPC, talk through the various funding options or have their property assessed in depth, Home Energy Scotland can help. This free, impartial advice service is funded by the Scottish Government and supported by a network of specialist advisors operating across Scotland.

If a property visit is appropriate, one of the specialist advisors will carry out an assessment and provide you with a tailored report that outlines:

  • the current energy demands of your property
  • recommended improvements that offer more detail than your EPC
  • different scenarios to improve the energy efficiency of your property
  • the approximate cost of making these improvements
  • potential fuel bill and carbon savings
  • the estimated improvement to the EPC rating

The specialist will talk you through the report, helping you decide what’s right for you and your property. You can also get advice over the phone at a time that suits you, along with a tailored report. 

Am I eligible?

Any private rented sector landlord in Scotland can enquire about support, but funding is limited to those that are registered on the Scottish Landlord Registry.

What does this cost?

This is a free service.

Who is this for?

Private rented sector landlords in Scotland.

How long does this take?

After an initial phone call to the Home Energy Scotland advice service, a specialist advisor will aim to be in touch within a couple of weeks.

The in-depth discussion could take up to an hour or more depending on the number of properties that the landlord has. This may be followed by a property visit at the landlord’s convenience.

Important information

Landlords can also call Home Energy Scotland advisers on 0808 808 2282.

All calls are free. Lines are open Monday to Friday from 8am to 8pm and Saturday from 9am to 5pm. Please note the phone lines are often quite busy in the evenings and at weekends. Home Energy Scotland will never cold call.

Next steps

Visit the Home Energy Scotland website for more information and to contact an adviser.

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