Engaging private landlords in energy efficiency – report launch

Future of London is launching a new report, the culmination of our research project ‘Engaging private landlords in energy efficiency’.

The private rented sector is the Capital’s only growing housing tenure, now accounting for more than 25% of London’s households. Yet this booming sector is failing many of its tenants – particularly the most vulnerable – with 10% more properties below Decent Homes standards in the PRS than in both owner-occupied and social-rented tenures, and private renters disproportionately affected by excess cold and fuel poverty.

Landlords are critical to this agenda, and central government’s policy framework is pushing them to raise standards with a mandatory minimum energy efficiency standard that will come into force in 2018. With London boroughs relying on the PRS to house many of their vulnerable tenants, it is in their interest to support landlords to improve the energy efficiency of their properties.

With the support of EDF Energy, Future of London has produced Engaging Private Landlords in Energy Efficiency. This research report focuses on approaches for London boroughs to work with PRS landlords and raise the standards in their private rented sectors.

Practitioners from across London’s public sector are invited to join us for the launch, which will take place on Wednesday 3rd December from 08.30-11.00 at Pinsent Masons, 30 Crown Place, Earl Street, London EC2A 4ES.

Speakers will include:

  • Matt James, RE:NEW Programme
  • Dr Alan Whitehead, MP
  • Chris Lee, LB Haringey
  • Richard Tacagni, LB Redbridge

Registration is required, and space is limited. To register your interest in attending, please email events@futureoflondon.org.uk. If you have secured a place, you will receive a confirmation email.

This report is the beginning of our wider research programme looking at cross-sector approaches to tackling the multiple challenges within London’s private rental sector, enabled by a grant from Trust for London. More information will be available soon.