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EPCs could increase demand for green renovations

Tenants have been advised to check out the energy performance certificates (EPCs) for properties before they sign a contract in a move that could increase demand among landlords for green energy renovations.

According to one expert, prospective renters should always ensure that they see the certificate for the residence in question because the landlord is less likely to install energy-efficient heating and electricity technology.

Malcolm Harrison, a specialist on the private rented sector from Harrison Communications, suggested that people worried about paying high energy bills really need to address this before the start of their tenancy.

"The thing about energy conservation at the moment in the private rented sector is the landlord will have to show an energy performance certificate to the incoming tenant," he added.

If more tenants ask to see EPCs before signing contracts then landlords could be more incentivised to hire people with training in solar courses.

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