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Norfolk Landlords Could Benefit From – Green Deal Scheme Energy Law

The coalition government has published details of a number of new laws requesting both existing and new landlords throughout Norfolk and the rest of the country to complete energy efficiency improvements to their current rental property portfolio under the ˜Green Deal Scheme.

The ˜Green Deal Scheme was introduced at the end of 2010, with the idea that private contractors will complete the energy efficiency upgrades to the property without charging any fees upfront… The idea is that the associated costs will be recouped through savings on energy bills in the future.

Chris Huhne, Energy & Climate Change Secretary for the coalition government, announced that the plans will be enforced from April 2016, with landlords in Norfolk and the UK then unable to decline what will be specified as ˜reasonable requests from their tenants and the local authority for energy efficiency upgrades. Huhne went on to detail that more than two hundred and fifty thousand of the worst insulated rented homes in the UK were categorised as ˜fuel poor meaning that their efficiency falls below the required standards, therefore the legislation should help to protect some of the UK’s most poor homes.

Looking at figures released by the government, nearly three-quarters of a million buy-to-let properties will need improvements through the ˜Green Deal Scheme over the next seven years if the Landlords are to comply with these new laws so the race is on!