DECC has today announced that up to 1 million tenants renting from a private landlord can look forward to warmer homes that cost less to heat, under new government plans.
This is welcome news for tenants, especially low-income and vulnerable households, many of whom are paying over the odds to heat their homes.
From April 2018, landlords will be required by law to get their leakiest properties to an energy efficiency rating of at least Band “E”. Estimates suggest that on average the difference in a heating bill from the least energy efficient properties and those with an energy rating Band
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