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Eco-friendly features seen as significantly important for tenants

Investing in buy-to-let property can be a great way to accumulate wealth. But before parting with your money, an investment strategy needs to be developed. Where should you invest? What sort of yields are you looking for? What ‘green modifications’, yes, ‘green modifications’, may need to be made to the home?

The way a residential building is constructed, insulated, heated, ventilated and the type of fuel used, all contribute to its carbon emissions, and can now seriously impact on the cost of running the property which is a crucially important factor to private renters, according to new online research commissioned by PC World Business and undertaken by YouGov.

The findings reveal that 80% of those questioned agree that property owners should give consideration to the environmental impact of their property and undertake measures to ensure that it is environmentally friendly.

“In an increasingly competitive housing market, it is imperative that private landlords give serious consideration to the demands of the modern day tenant,” said Simon Moyle, head of business solutions at PC World Business.

“It is clear that the environmental footprint of a property and the energy efficiency of the utilities it uses are now high on the agenda for tenants looking to rent a house,” he added. 

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