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Q: Should I make the improvements to my home to make it more energy efficient or should my landlord?

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Your landlord doesn’t have to do anything about the energy efficiency of your home, apart from provide you with an EPC telling you how good or bad it is. However, TTV suggests if you intend to stay in the property for a number of years it might be worth putting in loft insulation and even cavity wall insulation or double glazing. Sometimes local government grants are available to make your home more energy efficient.

Your landlord might be willing to split the cost with you since an increase in energy efficiency makes the property more valuable. In those circumstances, it is a common method of payment for you to pay for the job up front and then deduct your landlord’s half from the next rent.