People living in private rented accommodation may benefit from performing an energy comparison to switch gas and electricity supplier, as these individuals typically pay more than those who own their own home.
This is according to research from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Rics), which found individuals in the private rented sector pay an average of £31 a year more for energy than owner-occupiers and £90 more than those in social housing.
One reason for this may be that homeowners are more likely to fit efficiency measures such as insulation, while there is currently little incentive for landlords to do this, the organisation said.
Rics head of UK policy Jeremy Blackburn commented: "More needs to be done to ensure private rental property is fit for purpose and energy efficient."
It is vital the upcoming Green Deal policy is able to effectively address this issue, he added.
This echoes recent research by E.ON, which suggested up to 2.4 million renters are missing out on efficiency measures that could save a total of £990 million a year on gas and electricity bills.
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