Most frequent questions and answers
The following people are eligible to apply for the RHI:
- Owner occupiers (including second homes)
- Private landlords
- Social landlords
- Certain new builds
As long as you own the heating system, you can apply, and you will receive the RHI payments. But you will be expected to get necessary permissions from your tenants, both to install the system, and so you can comply with the requirements on maintenance and possible site visits.
The tariffs will be paid for 7 years. Payments will be quarterly, in arrears, by Ofgem. While paid over a seven year period, the rates have been calculated over the expected 20 year life of the systems.
Yes. For applicants accredited on or after 1st April 2016 tariffs will change annually in line with the Consumer Price Index (CPI). Changes will come into effect on 1 April each year
Tariffs are paid per kWh of renewable heat generated. The amount of heat generated from your installation will be ‘deemed’. This is an estimate of the property’s expected annual heat usage. You multiply the deemed heat load of renewable heat by the tariff rate to calculate the annual payments.