Landlords set to be pressured to become energy-efficient
The UK is looking to become more energy efficient over the coming years to help reduce the amount of carbon it emits, and landlords will not be spared under this initiative.
An expert has said that those leasing out properties will be encouraged to make changes to their assets which will see them “go green”. While the installation of solar panels is now becoming more popular than ever, there are a number of ways that landlords can be in line with the government’s plans.
Tom Entwistle of LandlordZONE.co.uk, suggested that those looking for tenants can improve the energy efficiency of their properties by putting in better loft insulation of up to 270 millimetres, as well as adding insulation in wall cavities to ensure that no heat is lost through the house.
He added: “Over the coming years and particularly up to and beyond 2016 the government will be putting more and more pressure on landlords to increase the energy efficiency of their rental properties.”
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