Working with landlords to improve rented properties

Making improvements to old and often inefficient properties can be very expensive so GDAM has created a new Energy Report that will identify the most sensible and cost-effective ways to improve homes and commercial properties that are in EPC bands F or G, in preparation for the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) legislation in April 2018.

MEES makes it illegal for private landlords to rent out any properties which have an EPC rating lower than E39.  MEES is intended to identify properties that are very inefficient and expensive for tenants to heat comfortably. The Energy Report considers all aspects of a building’s fabric, heating and insulation, making recommendations that can improve the property and its level of comfort.

Luke Olly – Energy Efficiency Lead at Central England Co-operative

We have already started working with landlords on their properties using the new report, providing unbiased and independent advice. One of these, the Central England Co-operative, came to GDAM after we had worked with them on other energy efficiency programmes. Luke Olly, Energy Efficiency Lead at Central England Co-operative said “The years of experience and extensive knowledge of energy efficiency within buildings, plus the co-operative values of GDAM meant that they were an obvious choice as a partner”.

Dave Green, experienced energy assessor and Finance Director at GDAM said “Working with CEC has allowed us to use the new Energy Report, looking at the building’s fabric but also talking to tenants about how they can save money. We hope this will lead to tenants living in warmer properties without seeing their energy bills rise”.

For more information about GDAM’s Energy Report for homes or commercial buildings please contact GDAM by using the enquiry form at http://gdam.co/contact/