Landlords get Heat from the Government to go Green

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Green Deal encourages landlords to make energy efficiency improvements, making sites like MyBuilder.com an invaluable tool.

The government's new Green Deal has been announced to encourage the private and public sector to make energy saving improvements without upfront costs - improve now, pay later. With energy expenses skyrocketing this is an appealing proposition for people who are fed up with outrageous bills. The challenge is landlords who don't pay for utilities in their properties and therefore feel the pressure to make updates that will cost them a bundle. To boost the energy ratings on rentals, the Green Deal will put pressure on landlords by putting the power in the hands of the tenants to make demands. The scheme is set to benefit the trades, creating thousands of jobs for specialists who carry out energy related works.

Business minded landlords, concerned with getting good value for money, will be focused on making energy saving improvements as cost efficiently as possible. To get the best rate, it's always recommended to collect multiple quotes. Property experts warn to be wary if the price looks too good to be true - cheap isn't always so cheerful. For example, plumbers who are gas safe registered may charge a bit more, but the extra spend is well worth the risk to avoid a botched job fitting that pricey new boiler. To help make an informed decision, many UK landlords are turning to MyBuilder.com - a handy website that helps home improvers find better builders and tradespeople.

So if you need a tiler, you just post a job describing what you need done - and just like that it's out to tender, alerting local tradesmen who meet the required skill set. Using the site makes it easy get multiple quotes all to the same spec and compare your options.

MyBuilder uses a feedback system similar to eBay, so the homeowner can get a feel for the tradesman's reputation before hiring. Landlords find the service invaluable, because it gives them two priceless commodities: time and peace of mind. One such landlord - and popular blogger - claims she may very well have found the cheapest London handyman through the site. With extra pressure on landlords to go green, having such tools is a huge relief.

To give their properties a green boost, landlords will be looking to add insulation to lofts and walls, upgrade heating systems and looking to draught proof their properties. MyBuilder.com founder Ryan Notz urges landlords who are embarking on energy saving projects to pay attention to the type of tradesmen they hire for specific jobs. Many people are quick to hire a general handyman for just about anything. Handymen can be perfect for quick fixes around the home, but for certain jobs, hiring a specialist can make all the difference.

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MyBuilder.com is a website which helps people navigate their way through the building business by matching homeowners with reputable trades people - including plasterers, electricians and carpenters - right around the corner. To date MyBuilder boasts almost 39,000 expert builders across the UK signed up to its site with over 9,000 jobs being posted each month by homeowners looking to find their perfect [trades] man! The process is simple and works on the principle of accountability through feedback. Its guiding principle: good work is rewarded with positive feedback.

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