Energy inefficient properties on the decline

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Landlords across the UK are becoming increasingly aware of the benefits of having an energy-efficient property, according to new research.

The Association of Residential Letting Agents (ALRA) found that the number of energy inefficient houses had steadily decreased marking a 12 per cent year-on-year drop from 2011.

Officials at ARLA noted in December 2012, 61 per cent of landlords stated that they had no properties that were graded either F or G which represented an 11 per cent improvement on 2011 and displayed that housing leasers are becoming more aware of the benefits of being energy efficient.

The move has been helped by the introduction of the Green Deal which is aimed at upgrading around 10,000 homes around the UK to make them energy-conscious and will cost £100 million to achieve.

Ian Potter, managing director of ARLA, said: “This understanding is complimented by rising awareness of the ‘split incentive’ offered by the government’s Green Deal proposal for the private rental sector.”

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31st January 2013