Regulatory duty has meant that all rented properties have to be at least an E rating by April 2018. This research explores the consequences of this policy.Read More
Category: Environment, Safety & Standards
Environment, Energy and Safety
Energy Efficiency and Property Conditions are significant policy issues for the private rented sector. Attempts to improve the energy efficiency of properties can help to reduce fuel poverty and winter deaths but also reduce maintenance costs for landlords. However, we are keen to ensure these attempts do not negatively affect the private rented sector through increased costs to landlords and tenants. We are working with the government and other organisations to identify solutions to help tackle these issues. The overall purpose of our research in this area is to examine the ways energy efficiency can be improved in private rented sector properties but to also investigate how we can promote energy efficient behaviors to tenants so that we all can play our part.