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Greener Homes Live Q&A: from the price premium to the landlord conundrum

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Despite government targets to improve EPC ratings, the majority of houses in Great Britain are still a D or below. But the current incentives for landlords and home-owners to make green home improvements are not significant enough to help people right now.

Further comments by the government in recent days also indicate that any changes to Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) might be delayed, but we’re hearing from agents that landlords want clarity on this to help them plan ahead.

And with one in five tenants and one in five first-time buyers now saying the energy efficiency of a home will be a major factor when moving, consumer behaviour is changing and the demand for greener homes is only going to increase in the years ahead.

So, what could happen to help sellers of poorly rated homes? How can you help landlords prepare for the future? And how can you differentiate your business from the competition in an increasingly green-aware market?

As we launch our Greener Homes report, watch back this interactive webinar with our Director of Property Science, Tim Bannister, and founder of leading sustainability magazine Blue & Green Tomorrow, Simon Leadbetter, to learn more about the latest insights from the report.

About the speakers:

Tim Bannister has been at Rightmove since in 2010, working in our lettings business before moving to focus on insights. In his latest role as Director of Property Science, Tim combines data, technology and analytics to develop unique insights that drive property decision making. Tim has been a guest on many news outlets such as Sky News and the BBC.

Since entering Real Estate in 2016, Simon Leadbetter has served in senior roles at Countrywide, Knight Frank, Keller Williams, and Fine & Country. Now at, he helps agencies meet their marketing challenges. But before real estate, he worked in cleantech venture capital and founded the leading sustainability magazine Blue & Green Tomorrow and is a knowledge bank of all things green and sustainable in the property market.

Accredited CPD:

Watching this session LIVE will count towards your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours and will award you a CPD Certificate.