15 May

Landlords urged to consider Green Deal funding

Landlords urged to consider Green Deal funding

Landlords are being urged to consider taking advantage of the Green Deal funding to help improve their properties.

Residential landlords have until the end of June to sign up to the government scheme designed to boost energy efficiency in UK homes.

Chris Hopkins, managing director of Brighouse-based energy efficiency and eco-roof business Ploughcroft, is keen for landlords to realise the advantages of the cashback scheme before the final deadline.

"The Green Deal gives private residential landlords the opportunity to self-regulate and improve the energy efficiency of their properties," explained Mr Hopkins to the Huddersfield Daily Examiner.

He added that over 4.5 million homes are privately rented and the improvements could help both tenants and landlords to reduce their bills.

New legislation to be introduced by 2016 will ensure that landlords will be unable to refuse a tenant's reasonable request for energy efficient improvements.

The changes could also mean that landlords will not be able to let out any properties that have a poor Energy Performance Rating (F or G rated) after 2018.ADNFCR-1222-ID-801720420-ADNFCR

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