Simon Corbell is wondering how important energy efficiency is to tenants:
The ACT Government wants to find out if tenants would take into account the energy efficiency of homes when choosing rental properties, Minister for the Environment and Sustainable Development, Simon Corbell, said today.
“Higher energy efficiency translates into lower power bills, so knowing the energy efficiency of rental homes
could influence the preferences of potential tenants, and encourage owners to improve the energy performance of their properties,” Mr Corbell said.
“We are investigating whether to introduce new laws that would require landlords to provide potential tenants with energy efficiency information about their properties.”
The ACT Government will be holding workshops with stakeholders, and wants tenants of rental properties to have their say through an online survey.
Whoever did the media released didn’t know the difference between web and email addresses, but at some point the survey should be on time to talk.
For mine I’m wary as hell of anything that makes it harder to rent in this town.