2 case studies
Location: 2 Manilla Road
Year of construction: pre-1900s
Construction type: Single building; solid wall (sandstone, un-insulated)
Number of dwellings: 4
Tenure type: Three of the flats are privately-rented (managed by a letting agent and leased to students). The fourth flat is privately owned but is in the process of being sold.
Protected status: None
The requirement in England for private-rented dwellings with an energy rating of F or lower to be improved to a C-rating or above by 2017 encouraged the letting agent to engage in the LEAF project. The owner occupier in this building was motivated to become involved in the project in order to save money and improve comfort.
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