Pepper Money launches EPC offer for BTL landlords
Pepper Money has launched a new offer to help buy -to-let customers understand the energy efficiency rating of their properties and how they could improve their rating.
As part of its commitment to Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) driven lending, Pepper Money is offering customers who hold buy-to-let mortgages with the specialist lender in their individual names to claim a free energy efficiency survey, EPC certificate and tailored action plan.
In February, Pepper Money launched a similar initiative for its homeowner customers, which resulted in hundreds of free EPCs being claimed. The specialist lender improved its criteria to remove restrictions around properties with solar panels in January. Last year, Pepper Money also launched a partnership with Ecologi, with a commitment to provide ongoing financial support to the organisation to fund its tree planting and carbon reduction activities.
Laurence Morey, CEO at Pepper Money, said: “At Pepper Money, we understand the societal role that we must play as a lender. In the coming years, buy-to-let landlords will have a responsibility to ensure that their properties meet a minimum EPC rating of C and we are really pleased to be able to launch this initiative that offers them some help in achieving that.”