Families living in rented homes could be losing out on up to £400 annually in energy-efficiency savings, new research has revealed.
According to a study conducted by E.ON, the 2.4 million people across the country who lease their house are missing out on combined savings of more than £990 million with regard to their power bills.
The energy provider surveyed 10,000 abodes in the UK and established that many of those owned by a landlord lack rudimentary efficiency measures such as effective insulation.
Furthermore, just 20 per cent of renters have made attempts to improve the green credentials of their home, in comparison to 78 per cent of homeowners.
However, 67 per cent of leasers would like their landlords to update their property on their behalf.
David Bird, customer operations director at E.ON, commented: "We'd urge both renters and landlords to think seriously about making some improvements to their properties."