An exterior view of the three-storey Victorian terraced home at Landlords who rent out properties built in the Victorian era and early part of the twentieth century may be forced to make upgrades to make them more energy efficient, under government proposals. coque autres huawei coque huawei p9 coque samsung a5 coque autres huawei coque samsung a8 coque iphone xr coque autres huawei Ministers are consulting on a change that would mean owners of properties which fall under the lowest energy efficiency categories would be forced to make upgrades from 2018. coque samsung a6 coque samsung a6 coque samsung a7 coque iphone coque samsung a40 coque huawei p10 coque huawei nova coque samsung a5 coque samsung a8 coque huawei nova coque samsung a40 All eligible properties will have to be improved to a minimum energy efficiency standard before being let to tenants within four years, except where certain exemptions apply. coque samsung a10 coque samsung a6 coque samsung a20 coque huawei p10 coque huawei p20 coque autres huawei coque autres galaxy samsung The homes hit are those which have the lowest F or G rating in the Energy Performance Certificate efficiency scale. coque huawei nova coque iphone 11 coque samsung a20 coque iphone xs coque huawei p30 coque iphone xs coque iphone 5 In addition, by April 2016 tenants would be given the right to request consent to carry out energy efficiency measures, with landlords only able to refuse ‘unreasonable’. coque autres huawei coque huawei nova coque samsung a10 coque samsung a7 coque huawei p30 coque samsung a50 The older the property, the worse efficiency is likely to be. coque samsung a6 coque huawei pro coque iphone 11 coque autres huawei coque autres huawei coque iphone xs The Department for Energy and Climate Change says 65 per cent of F and G EPC rated private rentals were built pre-1919. coque samsung coque iphone xr coque autres galaxy samsung To ensure there are not upfront costs, landlords will not be obliged to make improvements unless there is a grant available under the Green Deal finance initiative, Energy Company Obligation or other government funding scheme. coque samsung a50 coque huawei p9 coque iphone 5 coque huawei nova coque samsung a70 coque samsung a6 coque samsung a20 coque huawei p10 A new Green Deal Home Improvement Fund was launched last Wednesday. coque samsung a5 coque huawei nova coque huawei p9 coque huawei p10 coque iphone xr coque iphone coque samsung a70 coque autres galaxy samsung coque samsung a10 coque huawei p9 coque iphone 5 Within a day, 80 per cent of the fund had been allocated, with a chunk of this cash issued to landlords eager to make improvements. coque samsung a7 coque samsung a6 coque iphone 11 coque samsung a7 coque samsung a6 coque samsung a8 Homeowners could have claimed up to £4,000 towards the cost of solid wall insulation or up to £1,600 for other energy saving measures, such as double-glazing, draft-proof doors and new boiler. coque iphone xs coque samsung a40 coque samsung a7 coque samsung a7 coque huawei pro coque huawei p20 coque huawei p20 The consultation comes as data shows one in ten privately rented homes currently fall into the lowest energy efficiency categories. coque samsung a8 coque autres galaxy samsung coque autres iphone coque iphone 6 The Department for Energy and Climate Change told This is Money that many properties which are either F or G rated could be boosted by making just one change. coque samsung a50 coque samsung a6 coque huawei pro coque samsung a10 coque huawei p10 coque iphone xs HOW TO IMPROVE EFFICIENCY A landlord can find out about recommended improvements for their property by checking their Energy Performance Certificate Recommendations Report, or obtaining a Green Deal Advice Report. coque autres huawei coque samsung a20 coque huawei p10 coque samsung a70 coque iphone 5 coque autres huawei coque samsung a40 coque huawei p10 For advice on the range of funding options available, landlords in England and Wales can call the Energy Saving Advice Line on 0300 123 1234. coque samsung a5 coque iphone 5 coque samsung a10 coque iphone 5 coque autres huawei coque huawei pro coque samsung a7 coque samsung a20 coque huawei pro coque iphone xs There are many options for financing under the Green Deal and even receiving free insulation work under the Energy Company Obligation. coque samsung a40 coque huawei p8 coque samsung a8 coque samsung a10 coque samsung a10 coque iphone xr coque samsung a40 You’ll also find out more on the types of work you can have done in your home with Green Deal finance (see the eligible improvements tab) and for ECO here (click onto each individual obligation type to see the sort of work that qualifies). coque huawei p9 coque iphone xs coque iphone xs coque samsung a10 coque iphone xr coque iphone xs coque samsung a5 coque huawei p30 coque huawei pro coque samsung a20 coque iphone 6 More information can be found on these government websites: – Green Deal information for householders and landlords Keep warm this winter Energy Company Obligation For example, 40 per cent of privately rented properties could be improved above an F or G category just by installing loft insulation. coque autres galaxy samsung coque huawei pro coque huawei p9 coque iphone 5 coque iphone xr coque iphone 6 coque samsung a70 coque iphone 5 coque iphone 11 A spokesman said: ‘Properties with the lowest energy efficiency rating tend to be older properties that are electrically heated, off the gas grid, and lacking insulation.’ DECC estimates households privately renting a G rated home would need to spend, on average, £1,200 more on energy to heat their it properly compared to a typical property – those in F properties spend £700 more. coque samsung a70 coque iphone xr coque autres huawei coque iphone 5 coque samsung a5 coque huawei pro coque huawei p30 coque huawei p9 coque huawei p8 coque huawei p9 coque huawei pro coque iphone xs Private rentals have a higher proportion of homes which fall into the lowest EPC category rating – with eight per cent F category and three per cent G – compared to owner-occupied properties. coque samsung a40 coque samsung a5 coque samsung a50 coque samsung a5 coque iphone xs Recent research by AXA Business Insurance found the improvements most sought after by tenants were enhanced energy efficiency, through tools such as insulation, newer boilers or double-glazing. coque huawei nova coque iphone 5 coque samsung a70 coque samsung a10 Its survey also showed that many tenants were unaware how much their energy bills are being pushed up as a result of poor efficiency. coque samsung a7 coque huawei p20 coque samsung a6 Only 19 per cent said they have seen the property’s energy efficiency certificate. coque iphone 6 coque samsung coque iphone xr coque autres iphone 1 coque samsung a7 coque samsung a5 Landlords are legally required to provide this certificate to tenants or run risk of fines. coque huawei p20 coque 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households. coque iphone xs coque iphone xs coque samsung a5 coque huawei p30 coque iphone xr coque huawei pro coque iphone 5 coque huawei p20 In 2011, around 782,000 privately rented households were in fuel poverty. coque samsung a10 coque huawei p30 coque huawei p30 coque huawei p20 coque huawei p30 Privately rented homes are also more likely to be classified as a category 1 ‘excess cold’ hazard under the Housing Health and Safety Rating System. coque iphone 11 coque samsung a7 coque iphone 11 This is a major cause of ill health for occupants, with 9.1 per cent falling into this category, compared to six per cent of owner-occupied homes. coque iphone 6 coque huawei p9 coque samsung a7 coque huawei p20 coque huawei pro coque samsung a50 coque iphone xs coque samsung a6 coque samsung a10 In the consultation paper, the Government said: ‘Improving the energy efficiency of needlessly cold and draughty homes in the private rented sector will enhance the quality of living and cut the energy 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