How to save money on energy bills in a rented flat

The interior of an apartment with sofa and window and green walls
With a budget of £200 you can do some DIY draught proofing and switch to LED bulbs (Image credit: Getty)

If you’re living in a rented flat, it can be tricky to know what measures you can take to reduce your energy bills — and what your landlord is responsible for.

We put this energy saving tips challenge to four energy experts: Paul Testa, an architect with a special interest in energy efficient homes; Marianne Suhr, a chartered building surveyor specialising in old homes and the co-author of Old House Eco Handbook published by Quarto Group; Paul Ciniglio, refurbishment lead with the National Energy Foundation; and David Hilton, a specialist in residential heat and energy systems.

Alison Wall

Alison Wall is an experienced homes journalist, and former chief sub editor of Homebuilding & Renovating. She has interviewed countless self-builders and renovators regarding their projects, and has a special interest in eco builds. She is also renovating her 1970s home and garden, and has a particular interest in making her own home greener, having recently added solar panels, an EV chargepoint and a solar battery system.