All landlords will face minimum energy efficiency standards under proposed regulations introduced into the Energy Bill as part of the “Green Deal” – the government scheme to make houses and business cheaper to run through energy efficiency.
The future plan is tocompletely revolutionise the energy efficiency of properties within Britain.
In the Autumn of 2012 The Energy Bill is scheduled to become law, this will mean that from April 2016 landlords will be unable to refuse reasonable requests from tenants or local authorities acting on behalf of tenants in order to improve their property.
Furthermore from April 2018 it will be against the law to rent out a house or business that has less than an E grade energy efficiency rating.
If you are a landlord though and the thought of how much it would cost to ensure your property or business is up to scratch is something which is worrying you then listen in. From next year, running under the Green Deal there will be finance available in order to pay any upfront cost of work. The repayments are paid back through the total savings that you will make on your fuel bills.
Locally, the Green Deal will ensure that many households and businesses actually take steps to improve the energy efficiency of their properties in order to minimise their total energy usage and ensure that money is no longer wasted. In an ever so conscious society who are trying to cut down on our carbon footprint it is important to realise that a quarter of the UK’s carbon emissions comes from the energy used in homes and a similar amount comes from businesses, industry and workplaces.
Changing our energy efficiency locally is important, but tackling it nationally is extremely important too and is the bigger picture. We need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and thus reduce the dangerous effects of climate change.
PES Group Limited can help you, we can provide you with all the information that you require in regards to energy efficiency measures for businesses.
Contact PES on 01965 559785 or you can email us firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information concerning the Green Deal then you could visit the Department of Energy & Climate Change for the all the latest information and news concerning this.