An award has been created to celebrate the most energy-efficient landlord in the private rental sector, landlordzone.co.uk reports.
As part of its upcoming Property Women Awards, the National Landlords Association (NLA) has created a specific award for the landlord deemed to be the 'greenest' in the UK.
The so-called NLA Green Property Women Award will commend those who have taken on the government's Green Deal and implemented strategies that would not only make their properties more energy-efficient, but more sustainable in the long run as well.
Recognition for this category comes after the government announced its Green Deal, which included measures to make properties in the private rental sector more energy efficient. Under the new scheme, landlords and letting agents must provide tenants with energy performance certificates and as of 2018, any which have a rating of F or G will be prohibited from being let out.
Elsewhere, the Property Women Awards will commend the female landlords who have achieved success in the industry whilst still following guidelines and sticking to best practice methods.
Speaking to greenbuildnews.co.uk about the new inclusion, judge, business mentor and NLA director Carolyn Uphill explained: "The NLA Property Women Awards 2012 recognises the high level of female entrepreneurship which we have in the industry, and NLA Green Property Women Award is just one area where we have seen real innovation and forward thinking from our members.
"It is encouraging to hear the majority of landlords would consider the government's Green Deal and make energy efficient improvements to their properties. We hope to find another landlord who has shown real green innovation this year."