The NLA awarded the contract to MITIE, which already manages over 200,000 tenanted properties in the UK, after the Government officially launched the Green Deal last Monday

By 2016, private landlords will be unable to refuse reasonable requests by their tenants for green deal improvement, and by 2018, they will be unable to rent properties that have an F or G energy performance rating.

The NLA is therefore keen that landlords utilise the Green Deal which aims to support the introduction of energy efficiency measures to all buildings.

Energy efficient measures that installers can implement include loft insulation, double glazing, boiler replacements, central heating systems and solar panels.

Through the deal, the initial cost of installing these measures is funded by an approved provider and repaid through savings made on energy bills, up to a period of 25 years.

Early adopters of the deal could also be eligible to claim cash-back worth in excess of £1,000, depending on the number of measures installed.

In addition, some properties and tenants may be eligible for subsidies under the £1.3bn Energy Company Obligation (ECO) schemes, which are paid for by energy companies, so that installations do not need to be repaid.

NLA CEO Richard Lambert said: “Partnering with MITIE enables us to offer all private landlords an end-to-end, cost-effective solution with energy company subsidy and/or Green Deal finance.”

DECC estimates that expenditure on Green Deal measures is likely to be worth up to £17bn during the next 10 years.

Conor McGlone

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