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Leading Landlords of Colchester conference

Sustainability is one of our key priorities and it is embedded into everything we do. We want to work with private landlords to raise awareness of sustainability issues and the difference private landlords can make.

At the Leading Landlords of Colchester conference topical issues that impact on private landlords such as changes in legislation; tackling fuel poverty and investing in property by installing energy efficiency measures were addressed.

Conference programme

The conference programme included:

  • How we are supporting Private Landlords to bring low energy rated (SAP) properties up to and above minimum standards for tenants, especially those that are vulnerable and in ill health. 
  • Our Private Sector Housing team talking about changes in legislation and what issues private landlords need to address over the coming years. 
  • An introduction to a new Essex wide landlord accreditation scheme from Blue Watch. 
  • Climate Energy, the UK's largest independent energy efficiency company, talk on why energy efficiency matters.
  • How making key improvements to property can be a long term investment, and the most up-to-date information for landlords from The Essex Property Network and Platinum Crown.
  • Colchester Borough Homes sharing how the benefits of retro-fitting cold and damp homes helps to reduce fuel poverty, and reduce tenant fuel costs/bill - as well as reducing CO2 emissions and making tenants healthier people.
  • Surgery Sessions where delegates could speak directly to specialists about sustainability and housing matters.

Presentations and conference materials

You can view the presentations from the conference and supporting information below.

Please see details of funding available to landlords Green Deal Home Improvements there are a number of steps landlords need to follow to get funding ready. The funding rounds are only open for short periods at a time so it is worth preparing and getting all the measures in place so you can apply for the fund when it is launched.