Housing in England and Wales: 2021 compared with 2011

The Office for National Statistics published data (derived from the 2021 Census) concerning housing characteristics at the dwelling level, in England and Wales. Characteristics include dwelling occupancy, shared dwellings, accommodation type, tenure, central heating type and number of bedrooms. Comp...

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  1. Rodney Townson

    No surprise that PRS dwellings in both England and Wales “had a higher percentage with no central heating and a lower percentage with mains gas compared with other tenure types”.

    Many landlords provide rental homes with electric heating to minimise costs and compliance issues associated with renting properties with gas. This is compounded by the fact that “flats, maisonettes and apartments were most common in both private and social-rented dwellings” with most conversions and new builds now electric only, in preparation for the ban on fitting gas boilers in them from 2025.

    With the Government’s commitment to cut carbon, it could be argued that landlords will be ahead of the curve when we are no longer permitted to heat our homes with fossil fuels.

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