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Tenant’s energy efficiency email template

As a tenant, you have the power to make a positive impact on the energy efficiency of your rented property. Engaging with your landlord or letting agent to improve energy efficiency is a step towards a greener, more cost-effective future. To help you get started, we’ve provided an easy-to-use email template that you can send to your landlord or letting agent.

Email template

Here is an email template you can use to write to your landlord/letting agent:

Email subject: Maximising Energy Efficiency: A Win-Win Proposal

Hello [name],

I hope this message finds you well. I’m reaching out as the current tenant of your property at [insert address], and I’d like to discuss the potential benefits of upgrading the property’s energy efficiency. This is particularly timely, as there is proposed legislation by the UK government that mandates all rental properties to have an EPC rating of ‘C’ or above by 2028.

I wanted to bring to your attention the Boiler Upgrade Scheme, which offers a substantial discount of up to £5,000 for upgrading the heating system of the property, among other improvements. In my opinion, it’s worth considering [insert specific measure] because I’ve noticed [mention any particular issues like single glazed windows, cold spots, or drafts, etc.].

With increasing energy efficiency standards for rental properties on the horizon, seizing this opportunity while grant funding is available just makes sense. Not only will it ensure compliance with upcoming regulations, but it will also upgrade your property and enhance its appeal to both current and prospective tenants.

If you’re interested, you can reach out to Cosy Homes Oxfordshire, a local home retrofit service, for assistance throughout the process. You can find more information their landlord support page.

I’m looking forward to hearing from you and discussing the possibilities of improving our property’s energy efficiency.

[Your Name] [Your Contact Information]

This email template will help you to reach out to your landlord or letting agent and kick-start a conversation about improving your rental home’s energy efficiency. Your proactive approach will help you reduce your energy bills, and to a healthier, more comfortable living space while aligning with the government’s evolving energy efficiency standards.

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