Private tenants paying the highest energy bills

Private tenants across England are paying higher energy bills than home owners, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors has said.

In a new report into how dwelling types and lifestyles can affect energy expenditure, the RICS says that private tenants pay £31 more a year than home owners, and £90 more than tenants living in social housing.

The RICS says that those who own their own property are more likely to effectively insulate and modernise heating facilities than private landlords, and says there is a lack of incentives for private landlords to make improvements.

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