Published: Thursday, 3rd March 2022
There are just a few more chances to come along and ask our team for advice on keeping your home warm.
The events are primarily aimed at people who live in private rented accommodation, whose landlords may have a legal responsibility to improve the energy efficiency of the home they live in to an acceptable standard.
The council is also ready to support landlords with advice about how to access grants.
Councillor Sam Sandell, cabinet member for people and communities, explains: “We’re here to help tenants and landlords with advice about energy efficiency in the home.
Most private rented accommodation should have an Energy Performance Certificate, and on that certificate the property must reach at least level E.
“If your home doesn’t meet the standard we can advise you, and may act to make the landlord undertake energy efficiency improvements.
“For landlords we can give guidance about responsibilities and point them to grants they can apply for that may help meet the cost of making improvements.
“Running these events will benefit both tenants and landlords, and also fits with our wider commitment to tackling climate change by reducing our use of energy to heat homes in the borough.”
Although the events are mainly for tenants and landlords, the council is happy to give advice to any person who is interested in making their home more energy efficient.
Residents can come along and chat at one of the council’s advice stands as follows:
- Saturday, 5 March – King’s Lynn (10am – 2pm) – town centre: corner of High Street and Purfleet Street
- Tuesday, 8 March – Hunstanton (10am-2pm) – The Spinney, off Westgate
- Friday, 11 March – Downham Market (8am – 3pm – market day) – Town Hall car park
- Tuesday, 15 March – King’s Lynn (10am – 2pm – market day) – town centre: corner of High Street and Purfleet Street