Monday, 22 August 2016

Energy Policy A ‘Tax On Tenants’

Tenants may face higher rents due to the impact of energy efficiency. New laws mean that from 2018 it will be illegal to rent out property with the worst energy efficiency levels. The Residential Landlords Association (RLA) is warning that having removed all support for landlords to fund this, the impact will be to raise rents for tenants. Nearly a third of private rented housing was constructed before 1919, making them some of the hardest to treat properties for energy efficiency improvements. Read more on the RLA website.

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