Properties that are energy efficient are more attractive to tenants than those that are not.

That is the view of private rented sector expert at Harrison Communications, Malcolm Harrison, who has suggested that private landlords may wish to bear a number of things in mind when it comes to carbon emissions.

One element of their role will be to show energy performance certificates to tenants ahead of tenancy agreements being signed.

This is now landlord law and one of the many responsibilities a property professional holds.

Additionally, private landlords must ensure their properties meet with the criteria of the Gas Safe Register and have well-maintained systems.

Corgi was the accredited body for gas safety in the UK until the government introduced the Gas Safe Register organisation on April 1st this year.

Mr Harrison remarked: "To make your property much more marketable, landlords need to do as much as they can to reduce energy waste."

Written by John Weeks
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