As the Green Deal moves forward the phones in The Green Deal Hub office are ringing regularly with homeowners keen to book in their Green Deal Assessment, but most calls start with the same question: will my assessment cost me anything? Some have been affronted at the idea of paying a charge for the assessment when the Green Deal has promised to come at no upfront cost. However, it has to be taken into consideration that this is the only upfront cost involved with the Green Deal, and that all other work will be paid back in instalments, saving the property owner having to fork out thousands of pounds for, let’s say, a new boiler.
Most providers have claimed that they will charge to carry out a Green Deal Assessment. However, all of the providers spoken to by Green Deal Initiative said that they will reimburse the assessment charge if the property owner stays with them for all of the Green Deal work.
Just to make things a little clearer for those interested in getting involved with the Green Deal and to give you an idea of the price range of assessments, here is a list of some providers and what they charge:
InstaFoam & Fibre Ltd: £70-£120
British Gas Trading Ltd: £99
Aran Services: £80
Inteb Sustainability Ltd: £175
MED Total Limited: £150
Enact Energy Renewables Ltd: £99
GHE Solar Ltd: £100
GR33N Ltd: £120
Grafton Merchanting GB Ltd: £99-150
Infinity Energy Organisation Ltd: £150
Instagroup Limted: £75-150
So, as demonstrated here it looks as though the charge for Green Deal Assessments will range from £80-175. Green Deal Assessments cannot be avoided if a property owner wishes to have Green Deal work done to their property. It is the only way that your financial situation can be assessed, which is needed in order to calculate how much money you will pay back for the Green Deal work each month. It is also essential for your property to be surveyed for its energy inefficiencies.
If you would like to register to book for a Green Deal assessment, please fill out our homeowner form.