Government Plans May Lead to a Potential Savings of £180 a Year for Renters in the UK’s Coldest Homes
The Government have announced today amended regulations for energy efficiency measures in privately rented homes. The amendment will require landlords of homes with an Energy Performance Certificate rating of F or G (the lowest 2 energy efficiency ratings) to contribute to the cost of energy efficiency upgrades and improve the ratings of these properties. Potential upgrades include: installing floor insulation, low energy lighting, and increasing loft insulation.
This regulation will affect 290,000 properties (6% of the domestic market) and is expected to save renters an average of £180 a year.
These measures will come into effect in 2019. So, what can renters do to save money on energy in the meantime? read this story