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A Warm Deal for London’s Renters

The need for a London-wide minimum energy efficiency standard

It is a shocking fact that hundreds of thousands of London’s renters are shivering in damp, draughty homes they can’t afford to heat. This problem could be solved by effective minimum energy efficiency standards in the private rented sector – but national standards are weak and difficult to enforce, leaving households at the mercy of their landlords.

ACE is asking the next Mayor to stand up for London’s renters and pledge to introduce a London-wide minimum energy efficiency standard for private rented homes, of Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) Band C by 2025.  See our full ask here.

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    Arnold Wilkes

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    Why should we be helping London Renters. London is one of the warmest parts of the Country.
    This standard should be applied to the Whole Country I see from the Picture they can afford to heat there place. There are many that do not have the Money to spend on heating.

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    Jon Lewes

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    ” national standards are weak and difficult to enforce, leaving households at the mercy of their landlords.”

    Landlords to improve to EPC C ?..dream on !
    Be a miracle if they spend money beyond EPC E..higher EPC, higher rent..less available rentals..
    ..meanwhile, tenants will shiver on..
    Sad, very sad, and cynical but that’s capitalism, of which this government is a champion..
    Still, worth trying..
    Cheers, Jon

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