Landlords under pressure to improve energy efficiency?

by Daniel Jones

Energy efficiency is something many homeowners are in search of at the moment, an expert has claimed, which may put landlords under pressure to renovate properties let out under tenancy agreements.

Andrew Leech, director at the National Home Improvement Council, explained that more people want efficient homes due to the rising cost of gas and electricity bills.

However, the cost of renovating a property can be considerable and in some cases may be as high as £28,000, the expert noted.

"It is a lot of money to invest, but it will help bring down their cost of living in the long run," Mr Leech noted.

Peter Bolton King, chief executive of the National Association of Estate Agents, recently urged property owners to kit out their homes ready for the winter.

He suggested replacing a boiler with a more efficient model and insulating the loft, as these can help drive down the cost of energy bills.

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Published on: October 14, 2011

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