There is an "arc of disillusion" among landlords which threatens the success of the Green Deal in the private-rented sector, the National Landlords Association has warned.
Recent NLA research has found that landlords are changing their minds about taking up the Green Deal. The NLA Landlord Panel Survey Q1 2011 found that nearly two-thirds of landlords said they would definitely take up the Green Deal or were seriously considering doing so. However, the Q2 2013 survey found that this had fallen to 37%, while the number saying they would not has increased to 43%.
Those saying they were not planning to take up the Green Deal gave several reasons why not:
“But we now see an ‘arc of disillusion’ in landlords’ changing view of the Green Deal, which could undermine the whole initiative.
“I still believe that we can make the Green Deal a success, but that requires everyone to face up to the reality of the impact the delays and problems of the past year have had and make a concerted effort to turn things around. We need successful completed projects to prove it works. They will only happen if the legal and financial framework is clear, straightforward and makes the money available.”