Yorkshire Post - Property

Buyers focusing on energy costs


Bills: New research from Purplebric­ks reveals that more than half of house hunters surveyed would be prepared to downsize to cut energy bills.

Of those who are in the process of downsizing, 60 per cent are doing so specifical­ly to reduce household bills. Over a quarter of 45-54 year olds and almost three in ten of those aged 55 and over are looking to downsize. The agency says that as household bills look set to soar, this is a significan­t shift away from the recent “racefor-space” trend seen among homebuyers, who are also taking more notice of a property’s Energy Performanc­e Certificat­e.

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