Most rented properties include ‘white goods’. Washing machines, ovens, fridges, tumble dryers. They are an essential part of living today. But they can also be a hassle. Appliances break down. Tenants get annoyed. There are arguments about who is responsible and about getting replacements. Wouldn’t it be nice if that was all outsourced? White goods as a service? We have … [Read more...] about A better way to deal with white goods and appliances in rented properties?
The Circular Economy
Last week I wrote about the circular economy, how it can help our planet and how landlords can help. One of the ideas put forward on the circular economy site is a different way to provide services. Rather than buy a thing. use it and throw it away - why not buy the service itself and allow the providers of the service to provide the 'things'? What do I mean by … [Read more...] about Light as a service in rented properties
Do you remember Ellen MacArthur the 'round the world' yachtswoman? She retired from professional sailing in 2010 and launched the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. This is a charity which works to accelerate our transition to a circular economy. So what is a circular economy? It is what we need long term to survive. There are three principles: Design out waste and … [Read more...] about Landlords and the Circular Economy