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    Financial help for New Boiler???
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    • 23rd Jan 13, 10:33 AM
    Financial help for New Boiler??? 23rd Jan 13 at 10:33 AM
    Not sure if I am posting this in right place or if anyone can help but I have a problem. We bought this house 4 years ago not knowing ithat the heating didn't work. We were 1st time buyers that were duped by a estate agent.

    We managed to get by this long because the boiler still heated the water and the gas fire in the lounge worked. So for the last 4 winters we have used the gas fire to heat downstairs and all slept in one bed with an electric heater. But now we have had a 2nd baby this is impossible. Me & my baby (I'm still on maternity leave) are confided to our lounge all day as its the only room I can adequately heat. And at night I share the double bed with my baby to keep him warm while my husband has to share a single bed with our 5 yr old to keep him warm. Yesterday the gas boiler has broken and stopped heating the water. So all I have is the gas fire in lounge and a power shower for hot water. It's all got too much now.

    No one will give us a loan to put in new system as its old back boiler and canyon be repaired & radiatoRSVP have never worked and need replacing too. I've been quoted a min of 3000.

    So no one will give us a loan and we are desperate. My husband has a ok job and I'm on maternity pay but we have no savings& can't afford a high interest loan.

    Is there any help for us in a situation like this? Im not asking for a handout by any means just wandering if anyone knows of a government or charity scheme that we can pay back a loan for it or something like that.

    Anyone have information or advice is greatly appreciated.

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