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According to a recent survey many tenants would be willing to pay more for greener homes.

The survey by Lettingaproperty saw 98 per cent of respondents reveal that they would prefer a home optimised to increase energy efficiency, reduce energy costs and minimise environmental impact.

The government has revealed that private landlords in England with Covide-related tenancy rent arrears will benefit from a new £65m debt war chest.

Part of the the newly-renamed Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, it has been stated that the scheme is to be operated by local authorities.

According to recent government data, some 335,860 homes - seven per cent of rental households in England – have fallen at least one month behind on rent payments during the Covid pandemic’s initial phases.

The average rent in England in July 2020 was £826 per month. This means the total rent arrears during wave one was at least £277.3 million.

Redditch council recently notified landlords that they’ll receive fines of up to £30,000 if their property doesn’t hold a valid electrical safety certificate.

Private landlords are required by law to have a valid certificate before letting their properties, and to present it within seven days of a request by the local authority in question.

A story coming out of Scotland where a landlord was refused a lettings licence by a local council for not keeping fire safety alarm records highlights the importance of keeping up with legislations and paperwork when letting property.

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