Higher energy bills hit private tenants
PRIVATE tenants in Yorkshire are more likely to incur higher energy bills than homeowners, says the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
The new report into how dwelling types and lifestyle in England can affect energy expenditure reveals that those renting in the private sector pay on average £31 more every year than homeowners and £90 more than tenants living in social housing.
Those who own their own property are more likely to effectively insulate and modernise heating facilities than private landlords.
The institute blames a lack of incentives for private landlords to insulate and install up-to-dateheating in their rental properties.