New energy efficiency incentives announced by the Department for Energy and Climate Change have been welcomed.
CEO of the National Landlords Association, Richard Lambert said that the incentives showed, ‘a clear commitment from the Government that it will support landlords in making energy efficiency improvements to their properties in the wake of the removal of the ECO subsidy.’
Lambert continued by saying, ‘landlords are the only people who have a legal requirement to improve the energy efficiency of their properties.’ He feels that it is, ‘reassuring that the package of incentives announced provides the extra support which may be needed to fund the more expensive measures which the Green Deal alone won’t cover.’
Incentives for energy efficiency changes announced
Mr Lambert then talks of the work that his company has done with the Department for Energy and Climate Change and feels that they have contributed to the new financial possibilities. He said, ‘The NLA has worked constructively with DECC, using the wealth of information and data we have from the landlords who applied for our Green Deal service and their properties, to explain how the proposals would play out in reality. It’s clear that this has helped shape the package of incentives announced today. We’re delighted that Government have taken our points on board, especially in recognising the need for additional support for properties which need solid wall insulation, a loan for which would almost always break the Golden Rule.’