Private & Social Landlords
By installing energy efficiency measures, landlords can improve the Energy Performance Certificate rating and desirability of their housing stock for future residents whilst ensuring that tenants are warm, comfortable and paying less for their energy.
This is becoming increasingly important in times of rising energy prices, particularly for older properties and for elderly, disabled or vulnerable tenants. Indeed, acting to improve the energy efficiency of housing and building stock is increasingly becoming a legal requirement on both public and private sector landlords under legislation such as the Energy Act 2011 and the Home Energy Conservation Act 2013.
From April 2018, the proposed legislative changes set minimum energy standards of an EPC rating of E and above for residential or commercial properties for let. Exemptions may be made for certain types of properties via secondary legislation.
Other sources of support such as the Renewable Heat Incentive and Feed-in Tariffs (FITs) are also available to enable landlords and tenants to enjoy the benefits of renewable energy generated on site.
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