Landlords need to be aware of “Green Standards”

Research from the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) has revealed that over a third of landlords aren’t aware of the energy performance of their properties.

The Government’s Green Deal, (currently set to launch in 2018) will see rental properties falling into the lowest EPC bands (F & G) being banned through the minimum efficiency standard.  This proposed action makes it more important than ever for landlords to be aware of how energy efficient their rental properties are and how to improve their green credentials.

All landlords are now legally required to make the energy efficiency rating of their properties available to all new prospective tenants. This is done using an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC).

EPCs highlight awareness of energy wastage and tell you how energy efficient a property is on a scale from A to G. An EPC also provides information about the impact a property has on the environment and provides recommendations on how to make it more energy efficient.

ARLA believes that as renting becomes an increasingly credible alternative to buying, and the rental sector becomes more important, landlords need assistance from the Government to achieve minimum energy performance standards.

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Posted by: Nicola Severn Categories: Environment, Landlords Advice, Letting, Property Advice Tags: , , , , Comments Off on Landlords need to be aware of “Green Standards”

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