Can you boost your green credentials this year?

Can you boost your green credentials this year?

With energy costs one of the biggest household expenses for many, it's important that we all do what we can to ensure that our properties are as energy efficient as they can be.

However, it is not just a case of being mindful of our spending any more. In just two years’ time - April 2018 - it will be illegal to for landlords to rent out a property with an F or G Energy Performance Certificate rating under a new tenancy agreement.

By April 2020, the minimum requirement of an E or above rated property will apply to both new and existing lets, and by 2025 all rental properties will have to have a rating of D or above. By 2030, the government have set the target that all rental properties have to be at least a C energy efficiency rating.

Big changes to your energy output doesn't have to mean big changes in your property though. There are some simple switches you can make to help make your property more energy efficient - use our handy guide to see how you could be more green in 2016!

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