A national lettings agency chain is offering what it calls “first-of-its-kind EPC+” to landlords.
Connells says this will provide landlords with better understanding of their property’s impact on the environment, how they can achieve better energy efficiency and, ultimately, how they can make ‘greener’ choices.
The agency claims that alongside its environmental benefits, the report provides landlords with “clear, achievable options to save on their bills and add value to their homes.”
The report, from an EPC provider called Vibrant, details a property’s current and potential EPC rating, the CO2 produced by the property each year and the CO2 savings that could be achieved.
A statement from Connells says: “It also drills down to finer details, including what improvements are recommended to achieve a higher rating, how much they will cost and how much bills could reduce as a result, as well as information on various sources of funding that may be available.”
The agency’s chief estate agency executive, David Plumtree, says, “We’re proud to be one of the first to blanket adopt Vibrant’s market-leading EPC+, which we believe offers great benefits to our customers and for which there is considerable demand.
“At a time when environmental issues and the cost of living are affecting so many, we are committed to prioritising the needs of our customers and our planet.
“By offering the EPC+ service through our national branch network, we are able to reach a larger proportion of the population than any other property business, and we’re confident that our customers will reap the long-term benefits of this new offering.”
And Dan Kittow, managing director at Vibrant, adds: “The increased attention on improving the performance of the UK housing stock means that in the coming years landlords and homeowners will be under greater pressure to make improvements that will bring down energy usage.”
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