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Plan to make landlords improve BER on hold

Government fears any attempt to improve energy efficiency in rental sector could hurt supply

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

20th September, 2015

The government has shelved plans to force landlords to improve the insulation in rental homes until after the general election.

Many of the country’s rental properties have a poor Building Energy Rating (BER) of D or lower because there is no incentive for landlords or tenants to upgrade them.

According to research from the ESRI think tank, low-value rented homes are more than twice as likely to have an E, F or G...

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