Landlords May Be Fined for Energy Inefficient Buildings

UK landlords may be liable to pay a fine to the government if they are found to be renting out properties without sufficient insulation. These new rules regarding the quality of homes will be included in the “green deal” which the UK government announced on 2 November 2010. The “green deal” will allow landlords to receive loans to help pay for energy efficiency improvements to their properties.
The scheme is set to be fully enforced by autumn of 2012 giving homeowners time to improve their houses or flats’ energy efficiency without being responsible for any immediate payments. The Balcony Screens For Apartments cost of upgrading can escalate over the course of up to 20 years and the main aim of the scheme is for homeowners to barely notice the repayments because of their lowered energy bills.
Ministers believe that approximately 14 million of Britain’s 27 million homes, offices and buildings need to be fitted with energy savings measures.
This would ideally take place over the next 10 years and it is hoped that efficiency refurbishments could help increase jobs in the refurbishing sector from 27,000 to 100,000.
The scheme has had some critics who claim that it offers very few incentives for people to make use of it. Two big high street brands, B&Q and Marks & Spencers are therefore in talks with the Government to make more attractive home-energy packages available to the public.
The Government will press councils to make use of legislation to compel landlords to have their properties made more energy efficient using this scheme. The result of non compliance could be What Architectural Style Is My House Quiz a fine of up to A�5,000, and by 2015 any prospective tenant can ask for energy efficient improvements to be carried out on a specific property and landlords will not be able to refuse.

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