Private Landlords


As of April 2017, tenants in a private rented property can make a legal claim against their landlord if they have requested repairs and these repairs have not been carried out.

Energy company funding for the private rented sector ends in October 2018.

Through our partner, Green Deal First, we have access to over £30 million of this funding, meaning many improvements to your rental property could be FREE.

Through the Energy Company Obligation (ECO), there are two separate funding streams available.


The Home Heating Cost Reduction Obligation (HHCRO) is the funding stream that supports vulnerable homeowners and private renting tenants in receipt of certain income related benefits.


The Carbon Emissions Reduction Obligation (CERO) is the funding stream designed to reduce the country’s domestic carbon footprint.  The funding applies to any home (both social and private) and focuses on insulation.  15% of CERO activity must be carried out in deprived rural areas.

Find out how you could access funding, make sure your portfolio meets minimum energy efficiency standards and avoid legal action.

Social Landlord

The current phase of energy company funding – Energy Company Obligation (ECO) – runs from April 2017 to September 30th 2018.

Through our partner, Green Deal First, we have access to over £30 million of this funding, meaning many improvements to social housing could be FREE.

As part of this funding, local authorities and social housing providers can determine eligibility and refer a proportion of vulnerable residents for funding.

  • Insulation and off gas measures will be prioritised
  • Benefit eligibility criteria has been modified so more people in fuel poverty will be assisted by the funding
  • A new deemed scoring system will simplify the way funding levels are calculated for different properties
  • A proportion of measures must be carried out in rural areas and support a series of solid wall insulation projects


Case Studies

Thrift Energy is working with Local Authorities and Housing Associations across the country to deliver high quality energy saving measures that lift residents out of fuel poverty, make homes warmer and importantly make a real difference in the communities we work in.

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Enquiry Form

Enquiry Form

Use our simple interactive form to see whether you could be eligible for energy efficiency home improvements for free, just answer a few quick questions!

Property Type


Number of External Walls

Number of Bedrooms

Heating System

Heating Type

Measure Required

You may select multiple answers on this section.

Great news - it looks as though you may be eligible for some funding towards energy efficiency measures - fill in your details here and someone will contact you for more information.