Londoners get extra month to insulate homes for less

Londoners were given an extra month to take up the Mayor's offer of cut-price insulation, aimed at improving the energy efficiency of the capital's existing housing stock.

With a month to go before homes are labelled according to their energy performance when the Home Information Packs come in on June 1st, the Mayor and British Gas have decided to extend the offer made last March (see related story.

Mayor of London Ken Livingstone said: "The new requirement for Home Buyer Packs will enable home buyers to choose 'green' when they are looking for a house.

"Our surveys show that over 82 per cent of Londoners are now concerned about climate change and many want to cut their own carbon emissions. To enable Londoners who are thinking of selling their homes to better prepare for this, I have agreed with British Gas to extend our offer of cut-price home insulation to 1 July.

"If you are thinking of selling your home, this is the perfect chance to both make a contribution to tackling climate change and to improve the ease of selling your property."

Goska Romanowicz



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