Seeking a greener abode?

By at home

People looking to rent homes are becoming increasingly energy savvy, according to research from E.On, a UK energy company. About 75% of UK tenants see the energy efficiency of a home as a key factor when it comes to choosing where to live.

And 48% of tenants are prepared to pay higher rents to secure a home that minimises their impact on the planet and their bills.

But landlords seem out of touch with tenant sentiment. Some 43% of tenants feel their landlords don’t care about the energy efficiency of their rental properties – even though it is a clear selling point.


Pictures: getty images

Read Now

How to sell your home – FAST

Daryl Gray and his wife Heather viewed dozens of properties before they found the sort of home they...

Stylish ways to add plants into your home

One thing people want on property programmes is ‘outside space’. It’s a common human desire to...

WIN a year’s supply of the T-Zone Charcoal and Bamboo Nose Pore Strips Enter now

Win a Forthglade Feast and Cornishware Goodies Enter now