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The Green Deal is a Government scheme to help landlords and private house holders improve the energy efficiency of their homes via an up-front loan that is then paid back via the electricity bill.
For landlords, the Green Deal offers a way to make improvements to rental properties that will:
The Green Deal can help fund energy efficiency improvements including:
At the moment, if a tenant requests work to be done on the rental property under The Green Deal, the Landlord can refuse. However, changes to the Energy Act 2011 state that from 2016, Landlords won’t be able to refuse reasonable requests to install Green Deal measures. By 2018 there will be a legal minimum EPC rating requirement on privately rented properties.
Landlords should be aware that if they wish to implement Green Deal measures in their rental property, they must get the agreement of their tenant as it will be the tenant who, in most cases, is responsible for paying back the loan via their electricity bill. When the tenant leaves the property, the new tenant will have to be made aware of the improvements made, the extra charges that will be made to the electricity bill, the name of the provider and the length of the Green Deal.
This handy guide from the Government gives Landlords a summary of the Green Deal
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