- Your renewable heating product must be certified under the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS), or equivalent.
- The installation of your renewable heating product must also have an MCS Certificate and have been installed by an MCS certified installer.
- Products and installations that don’t have an MCS Certificate won’t be eligible for the Domestic RHI.
The applicant must own or occupy the property the renewable technology heats.
Timing of the commissioning of your renewable technology:
The renewable technology must be installed after the property is first occupied, unless the property is a ‘custom-build’ (see below).
Custom-built properties are where a builder is contracted by an individual to create a ‘custom-built’ property or where a private individual builds it as a DIY ‘self-build’ project. To be eligible for the scheme as a custom-build you must meet all three of the following criteria:
- The property must have been built principally using the labour or resources of the first owner (a loan you are liable to repay is considered to be your own resources for this purpose);
- The date the property was first occupied must be after the first commissioning date of the renewable technology; and,
- The first owner and all subsequent owners of the property must be individuals. (If at any stage the property has been owned, even in part, by a nonindividual (eg a company), the renewable heating system will be ineligible