Private tenants in the South West will save hundreds on their energy bills following a council’s push to identify those with failed Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs).
The Government must use ‘carrot’ as well as ‘stick’ policies as it attempts to improve the energy efficiency of the private rented sector, a leading mortgage broker as claimed.
Nearly a fifth of landlords believe the government should prioritise better access to finance so they can carry out retrofitting plans.
The Scottish government has backtracked on plans to force the private rented sector to meet energy efficiency deadlines by 2025.
Most private landlords think they should be subject to stricter energy efficiency regulations, according to new research.
Fewer landlords plan to make energy efficiency improvements since the government’s U-turn on raising EPC targets.
Energy Security and Net Zero Secretary Claire Coutinho (main picture) has rejected the idea of tax breaks for landlords to pay for green upgrades.
The Green party has promised to introduce rent controls and force landlords to make energy efficient improvements.
Generation Rent has labelled Rishi Sunak’s EPC upgrade U-turn as “cruel, disproportionate and reckless”, forcing many renters to suffer poor health in cold homes for years to come.