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Now that the Government’s Green Homes Grant has been ditched, a new long-term plan for upgrading properties is needed, according to the National Residential Landlords Association.
The scrapped scheme was ‘fraught with problems, not least the complexity and limitations of getting work done and approved’, said NRLA. A better longer-term approach to upgrading properties so that they meet the 2050 zero-carbon target is now called for.
‘The NRLA has consistently called for further funding to be made available to help landlords to go above and beyond the legal minimum of energy efficiency measures set out by the Government for the private rented sector’, said its chief executive Ben Beadle.
‘We believe the Government should authorise the wider use of Building Renovation Passports, which can greatly assist landlords in their efforts to decarbonise rental properties.
‘It is also crucial that the Government takes steps to clarify how energy efficiency measures can be applied to properties which are not covered by the “cost-effective, practical and affordable” criteria.
‘In our view these proposals can help to provide a useful starting point for a longer-term strategy to provide energy efficiency’.