The Bath Landlord Forum hosted a successful event at The Francis Hotel, Bath on 15 March 2023, which focused on energy efficiency considerations in rental properties. The event was hosted by Reside’s Toby Martin and featured guest speakers who provided valuable insights on this important topic.
The event was attended by a large number of local landlords, property managers, and industry experts, who were keen to learn more about the latest developments in energy efficiency and how they could apply them in their own rental properties.
Toby Martin started off the event by giving a lettings legislation update. He summarised a range of recent and upcoming regulations, including the importance of complying with regulations related to energy efficiency.
Olly Meyer, a domestic energy assessor from Meyer Energy, was the next speaker. He spoke about how Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) are recorded and what constitutes a good or bad EPC. Olly explained that EPCs are a legal requirement for landlords and that they need to be renewed every ten years. He also highlighted some of the factors that can impact the rating of an EPC, such as the age of the property, the type of insulation, and the heating system.
Sonia Pruzinsky from the Centre for Sustainable Energy was the final speaker. She explained the funding options that are available for landlords looking to improve the energy efficiency of their properties. Sonia discussed the different schemes that landlords can take advantage of, such as the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) and Home Upgrade Scheme. She also highlighted the importance of taking a holistic approach to energy efficiency and encouraged landlords to think about ways to reduce energy usage beyond just making physical upgrades to their properties.
The event was highly informative and provided valuable insights into the latest developments in energy efficiency for rental properties. Attendees also had the opportunity to network with other landlords and share best practices.
“We were delighted with the turnout for this event and the engagement of our speakers and attendees,” commented Toby Martin. “Energy efficiency is an important issue for landlords, and we hope that this event has helped landlords to better understand how to deal with the government’s proposed regulations.”
The Bath Landlord Forum plans to host more events on important topics related to the rental property industry in the future. For more information about the Bath Landlord Forum and future events, please visit their website at www.bathlandlordforum.co.uk.