Energy Efficiency in Rented Properties
From April 2018, regulations are being introduced to improve the standard of energy efficiency in the private rented sector. From 1 April 2018, landlords of private rented properties may not grant a tenancy to new or existing tenants if their property has an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of band F or G. From 1st April 2020 this will also apply to existing tenancies. For more information and to see if your tenancy and property is affected, visit the Devon and Somerset Trading Standards website.
The Centre for Sustainable Energy (CSE)
One of our partners is CSE which is supported by Mendip District Council and other Somerset councils. The Home Energy Team at CSE provide free, impartial local advice about energy efficiency improvements, as well as help with improving heating, lowering fuel bills and receiving the correct benefits. The Centre for Sustainable Energy (CSE) website has a wealth of information about all aspects of energy efficiency, improvements to your home including availability of financial assistance.
To save energy, lower your fuel bills and keep your home warm contact The Home Energy Team at the CSE
Consumer Futures is for all fuel supplier complaints, information on changing suppliers, fuel debt and disconnections etc. Please call the Citizens Advice Consumer Service on 0845 404 0506 or go to their website: Citizens Advice Consumer Service
The The National Energy Action (NEA) website also give valuable guidance relating to energy efficiency, fuel poverty and fuel debt advice.
(which incorporates the Council's Fuel Poverty Strategy) is a report required by Government to be published by every council in England and Wales and gives the council's commitment to energy efficiency in the domestic sector and "direction of travel" to help tackle not only fuel poverty but also energy efficiency and conservation under issues pertaining to climate change.
Interest Free Loan to help with fuel cost
For information on loans to help with fuel costs please visit the Grants, Loans and Financial Assistance page.