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"Alphalets provide a professional and efficient service whilst maintaining a personal and friendly approach. They let my flat very quickly and have given invaluable property management advice"
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Green Initiative If you would like to know what to expect from your EPC you could fill out the free Energy Saving Trust Home Energy Check which will give you a rough idea of what ratings to expect or what improvement to make before hand. The HEC uses similar software as the EPC to work out your energy efficiency rating

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At Alphalets we're dedicated to helping landlords and tenants to save energy at home. Alphalets are keen to encourage our landlord and tenant partners to evaluate domestic energy use, and think about how they might reduce energy expenditure domestically, about how a change in behaviour can save money on utility bills.

In accordance with The Energy Performance of Buildings Regulations 2007, each home rented through Alphalets will include an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). This document serves to quantify the "current" and "potential" Energy Efficiency and Environmental Impact of a property.

An EPC will go some way to demonstrate to landlords and tenants where improvements, if any, can be made, as well as estimating how much a household could save on utilities annually.

WHAT CAN I DO?

Alphalets are happy to share advice with our landlords and tenants seeking to engage energy saving practise, and is able to offer a wealth of resources available to all our clients.

TENANTS

  • Have you replaced old-fashioned incandescent lightbulbs with energy saving devices?
  • Do you remember to turn lights off when leaving a room?
  • Are your appliances switched off rather than left on standby overnight?
  • Do you understanding how to best use your timers/thermostat?
  • Did you know you can borrow a wireless energy monitor from your local library?
  • Do you know how to read your meter so you do not get estimated bills?
If you've answered 'no' to any of the above, Alphalets are able to help you cut costs domestically, and are able to advise you on how best to save energy at home. Follow THIS LINK to the Energy Saving Trust website for more

LANDLORDS

  • Did you know that your property could qualify for a grant to help you make energy efficient improvements to your home?
  • Did you know that tenants favour a property which might save costs associated with utility bills?
  • Have you heard that by taking advantage of the Landlord's Energy Saving Allowance (LESA), you could claim up to £1500.00 a year back in tax?
Alphalets are pleased to offer guidance where appropriate. We aim to reconcile good landlords with local tradesmen who are able to supply and install energy saving domestic upgrades. Further information can be sought by contacting the Energy Saving Trust.

The Energy Saving Trust are a non-profit organisation set up to promote positive measures combating climate change, lowering carbon dioxide emissions, and the use of sustainable energy sources.

FURTHER INFORMATION