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Press Release

Release date: 14/12/2021

Net Carbon Scheme Launched Within The Property Industry

A new membership scheme that seeks to turn the residential property market into a carbon-neutral industry has been launched.

allAgents.co.uk, the UK’s largest customer review website for the property industry launched the initiative on the last day of COP26 at their annual property awards event in Leeds at the Queens Hotel. The Sustainable Agent Scheme, a members owned organisation, was set up for estate agents, letting agents & property management companies to voluntarily sign up and pledge to become a zero-carbon business and manager of carbon-efficient or neutral residential properties.

Revealing the scheme, Vincent Friel , director at allAgents said “Signing up is just the beginning. With an estimated one-fifth of carbon dioxide emissions accounted for by residential homes, together we have a responsibility for helping to drive down the overall carbon footprint of properties under our management”.

Friel continued “As an industry collective, we have the ability to negotiate deals in bulk, tap into grants and other resources both locally and nationally in order to achieve our objectives. There will be costs and time involved, however, there will also be new income streams and new business opportunities.”

“I am also confident that once established, industry bodies, suppliers and digital partners like our property portals will all support this initiative, with some even providing substantial subsidies in the form of discounts to service fees or equivalent financial support in order to help members achieve their net carbon goals.”

The speech was well received and applauded by the packed room of elite property agents from across the UK.

Vincent later said ‘We are delighted by the uptake on the night. We are not asking for agents to go out tomorrow and start buying electric cars, offsetting emissions will play a pivotal role in this climate journey, however recognising the need to change and expressing an interest at a senior level will be the beginning.”

The scheme is set to launch in the first quarter of 2022, anyone wishing to join our working forum or become a founding member should register their interest at https://www.sustainableagents.co.uk

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