In response to the launch of the new Right to Repair law –
- Rated People’s Home Improvement Trends Report finds that 57% of homeowners want to be more eco-friendly
- Repairs currently account for just 1% of jobs at Rated People
Adrienne Minster, CEO of Rated People said:
“The launch of the new ‘Right to Repair’ law is a big win for consumers. Manufacturers will now legally have to make spare parts for new household products like fridges, washing machines and TVs available for 10 years after their launch. Repairs currently account for just 1% of jobs at Rated People, because finding parts and navigating a repair can be extremely time consuming and difficult for homeowners. But, moving forwards, electricians, plumbers and handymen, will be able to turn up to a job and fix any appliance without having much trouble sourcing new parts.
New appliances can be expensive. Being able to fix goods instead of replacing them will save consumers money in the long run. Also, higher energy efficiency standards included within the scheme will save households £75 per year.
As well as putting money back into consumers’ pockets, the ‘Right to Repair’ will also cut electrical waste by 1.5 million tonnes of each year. Homeowners desperately want to be more eco-friendly and any support that helps encourage greener living and reduce our household waste is a positive step.”
Right to Repair law
- Manufacturers will have to make parts available for 10 years after products launch.
- This means it will be easier for homeowners to fix products, rather than having to replace them when they break.
- According to the government it will cut 5 million tonnes of electrical waste generated each year.
- Higher energy efficiency standards included within the scheme will save households £75 per year