Landlords advised on how to make properties more energy efficient

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By Landlord Expert February 16, 2011 12:34

Residential landlords have been handed advice on ways that they can make their properties more energy efficient.

The Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) has revealed a number of ways that owners can take advantage of the government's new Green Deal initiative.

Under coalition plans, landlords could receive up-front financing to help ensure that their homes are as eco-friendly as possible.

The government’s aim is for all properties with an Energy Performance Certificate rating of F or G to be improved beyond that grading, which may be a significant challenge for older properties.

As such, ARLA has issued a set of simple tips for landlords to make their properties more efficient.

Among the tips offered to landlords include installing cavity wall, loft and floor insulation, as well as recommending that lagging should be installed around water pipes and boilers to minimise heat loss.

"It makes sense therefore for landlords to carry out these improvements straight away, as considerable cost savings can be made," said Ian Potter, operations manager of ARLA.

Landlord Expert
By Landlord Expert February 16, 2011 12:34

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