Majority of private tenants not given energy performance info

Landlords for three quarters of privately rented homes are breaking the law by not displaying their energy performance, government has admitted., writes Utility Week.

By law, anyone renting a property must display an Energy Performance Certificate, which ranks it from A to G. A Freedom of Information request submitted by campaign group 10:10 revealed just 26 per cent of privately rented homes complied.

Energy Performance Certificates provide a simple measure that shows the benefits of efficiency programmes such as the Green Deal and Energy Company Obligation. An absence of information could make it difficult for energy companies to promote such schemes.

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