Sunday, Feb 24, 2013

Preventing new entrants in BTL

Telegraph: Green Deal warning for buy-to-let landlords

One in 10 buy-to-let homes will be unlettable in five years' time unless landlords take steps to improve their properties' energy efficiency. New laws that take effect in 2018 will make it an offence to let out properties with the worst energy efficiency ratings. Such properties are much more common in the private rented sector than among owner-occupied homes or those rented out by councils or housing associations. Tenants will also be able to demand improvements to insulation from 2016, when landlords will not be able to refuse tenants' "reasonable" requests for energy efficiency measures.

Posted by drewster @ 01:55 PM (1633 views) Add Comment

8 Comments

1. dill said...

What this actually tells you is that UK housing stock is sh*t. The type of tenure is merely a reflection of Britain's apartheid system. The UK has no right to preach on Human Rights. They will be held accountable.

Sunday, February 24, 2013 03:09PM Report Comment
 

2. stuartking said...

Those on shorthold tenancies (most) who demand 'reasonable' improvements are likely to find they are looking for somewhere else to live after six months.

Sunday, February 24, 2013 03:52PM Report Comment
 

3. paul said...

"Those on shorthold tenancies (most) who demand 'reasonable' improvements are likely to find they are looking for somewhere else to live after six months."

Well firstly landlords won't get six months to prevaricate about it or the tenant can sue for the heating bills and secondly six months later it'll be warm again and the tenant won't give a stuff, leaving lots of time to pursue their ex slumlord!

Sunday, February 24, 2013 04:05PM Report Comment
 

4. quiet guy said...

"The National Landlords' Association has launched a scheme to help investors to make energy efficiency improvements to their properties. It is based on the Government's new Green Deal, under which energy efficiency measures are paid for by a loan that is repaid via a supplement on the property's electricity bill. The idea is that the loan repayments are cancelled out by the reduction in energy bills, so there is no net cost to either landlord or tenant."

Since it's the tenants who usually pays the electricty bills, the last paragraph should read "so there is no net cost to the landlord"

Sunday, February 24, 2013 04:47PM Report Comment
 

5. libertas said...

This has nothing to do with the environment. CO2 is a colourless, odorless, non-toxic gas that plants breath. It is measured in parts per million and is many times less able to hold heat than water vapor, which comprises 2% of the atmosphere. This is why water, not CO2 are used in hot water bottles.

The sunshine, not human activity, is the principle driver of climate change, but that will not stop the Marxists who promote this garbage to rob us blind.

Sunday, February 24, 2013 08:48PM Report Comment
 

6. pete green said...

The specific heat capacity of gases &.vapour has nothing to do with global warming - you do realise just how silly this makes you look to anyone with the vaguest understanding of basic physicist - but it is pointless as you are totally unaware and your views are held so strongly that you are not willing to learn from your errors.

Libertass have you ever thought that Anthropocentric Global Warming is a real phenomena AND our plutocratic groups are trying to use it for their own advantage. Or a bunch of right wing loonies are spouting out pseudo science propagated by rich right wing loonies who own oil industry companies.

I would also be fascinated by a justification of your conflation of plutocrats with 'Marxists'?

Monday, February 25, 2013 10:17AM Report Comment
 

7. mark wadsworth said...

+5

To summarise that "Tenants are to be forced to pay for improvements to their landlord's home via their electricity bills"

Monday, February 25, 2013 10:53AM Report Comment
 

8. nickb said...

@5
OK I have now revised my views - all those scientists and data centres are wrong and a global conspiracy, there is no global warming or problem with the climate, and I have Libertas to thank for pointing this out. Amazing how he acquired the knowledge, working at his PC, to expose and refute the global conspiracy involving thousands of scientists globally. Respect is due.
N

Monday, February 25, 2013 11:38AM Report Comment
 

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