By Carlo Lega, Oct 14 2017 08:09AM
Another week soon come round for your friendly Eco lead generator who shows no sign of stopping despite the industry getting harder all the time.
Not a good week this week unfortunately.
Like buses, these have all come at once and this week I have had the pleasure of time wasters, irate clients, cancellations , and contribution refusals .
The vallium has certainly come in use this week !
So whats new............
Client of the week
I left some leaflets at some Park Homes a few weeks ago and was phoned by a rather irate women who was calling me a fraudster, liar , cheat etc. Also she stated that I had been reported to the police and Trading Standards too.
Apparently the lady had googled my name and found my website offering boilers for £500 when I had in fact told her it was free.
She had also been visited by another lead generator who seems to be following me around and he was attempting to poach some of my clients by spreading the **** and telling pork pies!
My attempts to explain were in vain so I ended the call. My installer did manage to placate her with a call but she really was a horrible lady and I wont be inviting her to any of my parties in the future!
Discounted Boiler Scheme -
No longer called a Free Boiler Scheme as there are no free boilers around except for the people in 5/6 bed houses who are being sought out actively.
Incidentally these people who can afford large houses and extensions can afford to buy their own boiler and should not benefit from this scheme at the expense of genuine cases.
People are coming round to contributions slowly but I am finding that conversions are down a little as some people agree to pay £500 or so but they back out after having the surveys as they cannot bring themselves to part with their cash.
This is specially true for landlords who many will only spend cash when the boiler completely breaks down. Had a couple this week unfortunately.
Still early days and I am learning from this all the time and have designed a business model brochure which I email to all applicants that is DUMMY PROOF and clearly shows :
Cost of boiler ( depending on property type )
Cost of Conversions & Relocations
Any other extras that could arise.
I am working towards only attracting genuine people to apply who recognise this is a fantastic offer and will pay reasonable costs towards their boiler.
Freeby brigade chancers can go and whistle! lol
Anyone who wants a FREE Brochure to assist their business, please DM me.
Pension Credit – Savings Credit
Lots of people have lost out on getting a grant on boilers and insulation by the Government no longer allowing Savings Credit to qualify for the Help To Heat Scheme.
Such a shame as I have come across maybe over 20 - 30 clients who I could have signed up for free and part funded boilers .
It has made our job a lot harder as well as penalising a lot of pensioners who could have benefitted with a new boiler.
Worth mentioning that Savings Credit has now been discontinued for new pensioners that come of age
Thanks a lot Ofgem.
Pension Credit Part 2
Quite surprising that quite a few elderly people I come across have never heard of Pension Credit and are unaware that they may be entitled to claim it.
I did come across a lady last year who was only receiving £79 per week pension and was losing out on approx. £75 a week income!
I did my good deed of the day and helped her make a successful application for this benefit and also got her a free boiler too. Everyone was happy.
What is Pension Credit?
PC tops up your pension to a minimum level of weekly income.
The current levels are - Single Person £ 159.35 Joint Claim £243.45.
In a nutshell................. if a single person only receives £150 per week ( adding together all income from private pensions etc ) then he /she will receive £9.35 a week PC.
Getting Pension Credit does open the floodgates for free dental care ( if they have any teeth left ! lol) free eye tests and Help To Heat measures ( free insulation , discounted boilers etc )
Worth talking to any pensioners you know to make them aware.
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