The government's green deal could allow more tenants access to cheap electricity bills.
This is the opinion of John Alker, director of policy and communications at the UK Green Building Council, who noted that the scheme is designed not to require an upfront cost for landlords or renters.
"The landlord will obviously have to initiate the green deal, but it will reduce the electricity bill for tenants in the long run and should make the property better. To be honest, there should be no losers here," he explained.
However, he said, there should be further incentives to encourage take-up of the initiative.
"That might come along the lines of some sort of stamp duty or council tax rebate, or whatever. It does have to be a combination of carrots and sticks," added Mr Alker.
His comments come after research from think tank E3G revealed "significant doubt" over the ambition of the green deal.
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