A new ‘Green Tax’ is slated on homes for sale

Selling your house could soon have an additional charge as the government considers rolling out a ‘Green Tax’ that will effectively rate houses with an eco-star system similar to the ones we currently see on washing machines and dryers…

 

 

EMBATTLED homeowners could be slugged more than $800 to give their houses a compulsory “green  rating” before they are sold or leased, under a new federal government scheme.

Mandatory “green ratings” for apartments and houses similar to those on new washing machines and fridges are to be introduced in the initiative to encourage more energy efficient homes.

The ratings are part of the requirement for each state to introduce legislation requiring homeowners to disclose their home’s energy, greenhouse and water efficiency when they advertise it for sale or lease.

Read more: http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/new-800-green-tax-mooted-on-homes-you-must-pay-before-you-can-sell/story-e6freuy9-1226105153706

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One Response to A new ‘Green Tax’ is slated on homes for sale

  1. The premise is good, but it would be nicer if there was a reward-based system rather than a bad cop method for getting people to become more eco-efficient.

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