A large number of landlords have expressed interest in going green when the Government’s Green Deal eventually sees the light of day.
Keen to take advantage of energy efficiency measures under the Green Deal, according to a new survey, two-thirds of private landlords would consider taking part in the scheme.
The survey, undertaken by the National Landlords Association (NLA) revealed that 24% of landlords were eager to benefit from the Green Deal, which would help them to make energy efficient improvements to their rented properties. Some 38% said they would at least consider the merits of getting involved, with 21% unsure about the scheme. Only 17% of landlords showed no interest whatsoever.
“The Green Deal presents an excellent opportunity for landlords to improve the energy efficiency of their properties, helping tenants save on their bills and do their bit for the environment,” said the Association’s chairman, David Salusbury.
Calling the Green Deal an “excellent opportunity” for landlords, he added that it was pleasing to see some two-thirds of landlords expressing interest, but said the actual cost of making the improvements would be a key factor to the scheme’s success.
The Government’s flagship Green Deal will see landlords given the opportunity to undertake energy efficiency improvements to their rented properties, including cavity wall and loft insulation. It is set to be introduced in October 2012.