NLA launches complete Green Deal solution for landlords
The National Landlords Association (NLA) has today launched NLA Green Deal, a complete Green Deal solution which will enable landlords to make energy efficiency improvements to their properties with ease.
The Government’s Green Deal offers landlords and home owners a cost-neutral solution to making their properties more energy efficient. Improvements such as cavity wall insulation, loft insulation, double glazing and boiler replacement can be made and any up-front cost to the landlord is refundable.
Partnered with providers MITIE and United Legal Services Ltd (ULS), NLA Green Deal aims to make the process of making energy improvements as smooth and simple as possible. From assessing the eligibility of your properties to finding a provider and installing the improvements, NLA Green Deal will provide landlords with a hassle-free all-in-one solution.
The works are paid for via a loan attached to the property’s electricity bill. But importantly, the electricity bill will never be more expensive than it would have been if the works had not been carried out. In essence, the energy savings made through the works will be equal to or more than the cost of the Green Deal grant.
Richard Lambert, Chief Executive Officer of the NLA, said:
“Partnering with MITIE and ULS enables us to offer all private landlords an end-to-end, cost-effective solution with energy company subsidy and/or Green Deal finance. MITIE’s relationship with the different ECO and Green Deal providers as well its national delivery capability will ensure the best end-to-end solution for both landlords and tenants, and ULS will be able to supply the key support systems needed, as well as essential advice and guidance to assist landlords through this process.
“The Government’s Green Deal initiative highlights how important it is that the UK’s housing stock is energy efficient. Landlords only have a few years to comply with the scheme until their hands will be forced. And with the private-rented sector playing such a prominent role in the provision of housing, this is a key opportunity for them to prove they are able to self-regulate.
“We encourage all landlords with properties in need of energy efficiency improvements to take advantage of the Green Deal – it’s a win-win situation for both landlords and tenants.”
Stephen Giacchino, Director for Strategy and Corporate Development at MITIE, said:
“We are looking forward to working with the NLA to help landlords maximise the investment benefit that the Green Deal brings to their portfolio, while delivering energy savings and increased comfort to their tenants.
“Landlords will benefit from MITIE’s experience in managing over 200,000 tenanted properties in the UK, our technical capabilities and national reach to install the right measures to help in the campaign to alleviate fuel poverty.”
Nigel Hoath, Managing Director of ULS Group said:
“The software we have created enables landlords to establish what aspect of Green Deal they should be eligible for at a click of a button. We are very pleased to continue to work with the NLA in providing innovative products for landlords’ needs.”
The Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) estimates that expenditure on Green Deal measures is likely to be worth up to £17 billion over the next 10 years. To find out more about NLA Green Deal or to register interest, visit www.nlagreendeal.org.uk
For further information, please contact:
PR Executive, NLA
0207 820 7903
NOTES TO EDITORS:
The National Landlords Association (NLA) is the UK’s leading organisation for private-residential landlords. It has over 20,000 paid members, ranging from full-time landlords with large property portfolios to those with just a single letting. NLA membership helps landlords make a success of their lettings business by providing a wide range of information, advice and services. The NLA campaigns for the legitimate interests of landlords by seeking to influence decision-makers at all levels of government and by making landlords’ collective voice heard in the media. It seeks to raise standards in the private-rented sector while aiming to ensure that landlords are aware of their statutory rights and responsibilities. Based at its head office in Central London, the NLA currently employs over 40 full-time staff and has a network of more than 40 regional representatives and branches throughout the UK.
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The Green Deal
Launches in January 2013, the Green Deal is the Government’s flagship initiative to improve the energy efficiency of properties. Landlords can make energy saving improvements to their properties without having to pay all the costs up front through the Green Deal. The cost of the measures are attached to the electricity bill and repaid by the tenant. Importantly, the new bill must be lower than if the works had not been carried out at all. For more information, visit www.nlagreendeal.org.uk