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RESULTS: TLA Landlord Boiler Statistics 2022 (TLALBS2022)

The TLA Landlord Boiler Statistics Q1 2022. A Collation of data between September 28th 2021 – January 4th 2022.

TLA.co.uk landlords have reported a 58% increase in home energy usage by their tenants as well as significant increases in the levels of repairs and replacements for boilers. Energy usage is up as tenants locate at home during passing lockdown measures.

The COVID-19 pandemic had a further, clear, continued knock-on effect with tenants using more energy by being at home more often.

Middle of the day energy usage is currently up 61% as a result of tenants basing themselves at home as fallout effects of the pandemic wind down.

Gas and Boiler Issues in let property

  • Landlords reported a rise (4% on 2021) in boiler repairs with 9% of gas property (approx 50k property) requiring a repair on a gas boiler within their let properties during 2022
  • Furthermore, an increase from 11% to 17% compared with 2021 required a replacement gas boiler during Q3 of 2021 (8,490 boilers replaced – figures courtesy of British Gas, Centrica PLC).

Types of Gas Boiler by replacement type

  • Types of gas boilers by replacement type
    • Combi – 61% 
    • Regular – 20%
    • System – 19%

Repairs By UK Regional breakdown

  • The most boiler repairs were needed in London with 11.44% of boilers estimated to have broken down during this period.
  • This was closely followed by the West Midlands at 7.16% and the North West at 9.61%.
  • Boilers are least likely to break down in South West with 4.89%, Scotland at 6.77% and the North East at 4.43%.
  • These results, at an average of 7.1% nationally, suggests 40,000+ boiler repairs were undertaken on property within portfolio’s managed by landlords under the guidance of The Landlord Association
EPC Regulation Changes 2025 (of those surveyed for whom their property/ies will require improvements to meet the proposed new regulations – the correlating number of properties not currently known)
  • 66% of landlords indicated that they are planning on replacing the current boilers within their rented property in order to meet the 2025 EPC regulation changes (either through energy efficient boilers through oil, conventional, biomass or system)
  • 11% intend to improve insulation (both wall and roof)
  • 17% through LED lighting alternatives
  • 6% to undertake all three

Results Collated By Landlord Concierge for TLA Members and in addition to data supplied by British Gas, Centrica PLC. All results and figures collected are for the benefit of TLA and contribute towards better researched solutions for all TLA members.

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