BURTON landlords have been warned that they must go green under new laws or they won’t be able to rent out their homes.
‘If they do not improve their properties’ energy efficiency, said energy adviser James Charteris, as up to one in ten buy-to-let homes will be ineligible to be let in five years’ time.
Mr Charteris said that owners won’t be allowed to rent out properties with the two lowest efficiency ratings of F and G under new laws coming into operation in April 2018.
Also, from 2016, landlords cannot refuse tenants’ ‘reasonable’ requests for green measures.
He said: “Landlords should plan ahead now to turn their properties green and to save more money.
“As the Government has made it clear that there will be consequences for those who do not improve energy efficiency.”