Con­sul­ta­tion on Green Deal be­gins

Yorkshire Post - Property - - PROPERTY -

THE govern­ment has launched a con­sul­ta­tion on its Green Deal pro­gramme to pro­mote en­ergy ef­fi­ciency.

The scheme is de­signed to en­cour­age home­own­ers to take out loans to help make their prop­er­ties more en­ergy ef­fi­cient. It aims to en­tice pri­vate in­vestors to of­fer up to £10,000 a house­hold as a loan paid back through sav­ings on en­ergy bills.

The loan would come with a prom­ise that con­sumers would save money on their bills, in­clud­ing re­pay­ments and the debt would be tied to the home and its en­ergy bill – not the owner or occupier.

But crit­ics fear that take up will be poor and say that there is also a risk that the loan will make a house harder to sell.

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