Landlords to be banned from letting energy-inefficient homes

New rules forcing landlords to upgrade the energy efficiency of their properties have been hailed as the ‘most significant legislation in a generation’ by the UK Green Building Council (UKGBC), writes

By April 2018, landlords in England and Wales will be legally required to upgrade their leakiest properties to an energy efficiency rating of at least Band E, which could save tenants up to £880 a year on their heating bills.

Finanical support for landlords will be made available through the Green Deal and Energy Company Obligation, while tenants will have the right to request efficiency improvements which the landlord cannot unreasonably refuse, as soon as April 2016.

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