Some 78 per cent of British households are more environmentally friendly than they were last year, according to a new study.

Consumer website uSwitch revealed that there has been more of a green focus among property owners over the last 12 months.

It would seem that as well as paying property tax and sorting out tenancy credit checks, many private landlords have been thinking about how their homes affect the environment.

Going green may not be the most welcome initiative though, as nearly half of the property owners questioned during the survey said that their eco friendly measures were costing them money.

Ann Robinson, director of consumer policy at uSwitch, said: "The government will ... be concerned [because] the cost of going green could stop consumers getting behind its drive to make Britain's households more energy efficient and reduce carbon emissions."

In addition to the drive for property owners to become greener, private landlords have also been reminded lately that their properties must be compliant with the new Gas Safe Register, which was implemented on April 1st.

Written by Sarah Field
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