The Solar Installers - Photovoltaic Panels | Hot Water | Swimming Pools

The Solar Installers Facebook Page The Solar Installers Twitter Page The Solar Installers LinkedIn Page The Solar Installers YouTube Page
Quick quote
Savings Calculator
Call now 01293 749 007
Home PV solar panel installers

The Times on solar panel systemsHouses with low energy efficiency will lose value in government plans
Ben Webster - March 2010

Houses with low energy efficiency will lose value under government plans to intervene in the property market to help cut greenhouse gas emissions from homes by a third by 2020.

Estate agents will be given guidance telling them to take more notice of energy efficiency when deciding the value of homes. Ministers believe that homeowners are more likely to pay for efficiency measures such as solar panels and insulation if their investment clearly increases the property’s value.

The Department of Energy and Climate Change said in a strategy document that it had asked the Royal
Institution of Chartered Surveyors for recommendations to ensure that a home’s energy performance was “better reflected" in its value. Council tax rebates of more than £100 a year will be offered to homeowners who improve insulation. Landlords will be barred from letting poorly insulated properties and will have to upgrade them to a minimum standard of energy efficiency.

Councils will be able to require energy companies to work with them to insulate social housing. Banks and shops will be encouraged to offer loans of £10,000 per home to householders who install solar panels, heat pumps and insulation. The repayments will be covered by savings in energy bills.

Legislation will allow the loans to be linked to the home rather than the owner, meaning that when the home is sold the new owner will inherit the debt. The National Association of Estate Agents said that such debts could make business more difficult.

John Healey, the Housing Minister, said that action was needed to reduce energy wastage in privately rented homes, which tended to be older and in poorer condition than owner-occupied homes. It is proposed to make the installation of loft and cavity wall insulation a condition of renting out a property.

Get a Free Survey

Simply fill in the form below to get a free survey from The Solar Installers.



© The Solar Installers Ltd, Company Number 6451709 incorporated in England & Wales. Registered Address: Kings Lodge, London Road, West Kingsdown TN15 6AR
The Solar Installers Head Office in Crawley - First Point, Buckingham Gate, Gatwick RH6 0NT | T: 01293 749 007 | F: 08458 628 610
The Solar Installers in Bournemouth - Unit 87, 2 Lansdowne Crescent, Bournemouth, Dorset BH1 1SA | T: 01202 816 010 | F: 08458 628 610
The Solar Installers in Newport - The Innovation Centre, St Cross Business Park, Monks Brook, Newport, Isle of Wight PO30 5WB T: 01983 727 006 | F: 08458 628 610
The Solar Installers in Bishop’s Stortford - Wilton house, Hockerill Street, Bishop's Stortford, CM23 2DW | T: 01279 729 069 | F: 08458 628 610