Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI)

RHI Scheme

Homeowners and private and social landlords who are thinking of applying to the scheme.

If you’ve not yet installed a renewable heating technology, have a look at the requirements so you can make sure that you, your property and your potential heating system meet them. Time spent on research before choosing your equipment and installer could affect whether you’re approved when you come to apply.

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) is introducing an option to help householders and/or landlords access finance to overcome the barrier of the upfront cost of a renewable heating system, called “assignment of rights” (AoR). 

If you've already installed a renewable heating system, you have up to 12 months to apply to the scheme from its commissioning date. That's the date your installer tests and signs off the system (you can find it on your Microgeneration Certification Scheme certificate). You’ll still need to read our Essential Guide for Applicants you can check the Product Eligibility List to be sure your product meets the scheme rules.

Once approved to join the Domestic RHI, you will have to comply with the rules laid out for the seven years that you’re receiving payments. You’ll have to complete Annual declarationsopen key term pop-up every year you’re a member on the Domestic RHI scheme, to confirm that you’re continuing to follow the scheme rules and your ongoing obligations. 

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