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Energy Efficiency of importance to buyers

Green issues gather momentum

Energy efficiency is in high demand among home buyers and renters, with over a fifth wanting reduced CO2 emissions in their next home, notably in the form of energy-efficient appliances and electric car-charging points.

New research on behalf of Jackson-Stops asked 2,000 UK adults for their views. It found that features which would reduce CO2 emissions were seen as more important that living close – within one mile – to good transport links. Londoners showed the strongest preference towards reducing CO2 emissions, with 31% stating this was important.

Nick Leeming, chairman of Jackson-Stops, said: “These responses encompass both renters and buyers, indicating an opportunity not only for developers but also landlords and vendors.“Owners of properties with these features should speak to their local agent about any potential premium they can attract in the current market.”

Although not the be all and end all, we at Wilsons are also encountering an increased interest shown by both buyers and sellers with regard to their own purchases and sales.

By Chris Willey
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