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Sustainable Construction and Retrofitting Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) - public consultation

Landlords and letting agents: what this means for you

This Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) aims to support you to improve your property to be as energy efficient as possible. This means reducing the impact on the Climate Emergency, and will mean your property is more adaptable to future climate change. Your views on the document can help to ensure that this policy takes account of the needs of your business.

As a landlord or letting agent, the guidance in the SPD aims to make it easier for you to explore sustainable  building improvement options, and the potential benefits for your business. Opting for greater energy efficiency can save you money, and enhance the quality, rental or re-sale value of your property, as well as improving the quality of life of your tenants. 

The following parts of the SPD may be of particular interest to you:

Retrofitting measures

This part of the SPD provides practical, step by step guidance, with everything you'll need to know if you are considering making improvements to your property to make it more environmentally friendly. There is the potential to make a good return on money invested in retrofitting, as it may increase the rental and re-sale value of your property, as well as making it cheaper to run.

Affordable warmth

This section provides practical guidance and sets out policy to help your tenants to avoid fuel poverty. In a fuel-efficient building, tenants are more likely to be able to pay their energy bills and keep up with rent. This section provides information on grants and other support schemes which may be available to your tenants, meaning that there may be no, or minimal, upfront costs for you to retrofit the building.

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