Higher en­ergy bills hit pri­vate tenants

Yorkshire Post - Property - - FRONT PAGE -

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.

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