TLT has been awarded the 'best sustainability project proposal' at the SHIFT Awards 2016. This was in collaboration with City of Westminster, University of Oxford and Future Climate, the UK’s leading organisation working on energy issues.
The SHIFT Awards are the UK’s sustainability awards for social landlords, recognising the outstanding sustainability driven projects and leadership within social housing. The proposal took place at the awards show with a Dragon's Den style pitch. Organisations had to put forward their ideas on how to improve sustainability and then the audience voted for their favourite.
TLT's head of property litigation, Mark Routley, who accepted the award on behalf of TLT said: "What an exciting and nerve-biting afternoon! We are passionate about sustainability and truly focused on raising awareness of the challenges faced by the sector when looking to implement energy efficiency improvements in social housing blocks. It's a fantastic result and I'm delighted that the audience voted for our proposal to reform the leasehold legal process."
Over the last twelve months Future Climate, TLT, City of Westminster and University of Oxford have been campaigning to MP's, peers and civil servants in DCLG and DECC to raise awareness of the importance of leasehold reform. Earlier this year they launched the report: "Future-proofing Flats: overcoming legal barriers to energy improvements in private blocks of flats."