Landlords keen to enhance green credentials

by Daniel Jones

As many as two-thirds of landlords in the private sector would consider taking advantage of the government's green deal to improve the energy efficiency of their properties.

This is according to new research from the National Landlords Association (NLA), which found that 24 per cent of landlords would definitely make improvements, while 38 per cent would consider it.

An additional 21 per cent said they were unsure about the deal, as 17 per cent said it had no appeal.

The green deal would offer loans to landlords for making improvements to their properties, such as through the installation of wall and loft insulation.

It would then be repaid through a levy added to utility bills, which would lead to lower energy costs.

NLA chairman David Salusbury commented: "The scheme guarantees tenants lower utility bills while providing them with warmer homes and landlords will benefit from long-term improvements to their properties."

Published on: September 13, 2011

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