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KEYWORD "EPC" - 100 RESULTS
Call for eco-tax incentives to make landlords improve, and not sell

Rightmove is calling on Chancellor Jeremy Hunt to use next week’s Budget as an opportunity to incentivise landlords to make properties...

28 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Councillors make ‘breakthrough’ proposal for improving rental EPCs

SNP councillors in Scotland have come up with an innovative suggestion to improve energy efficiency in private rental properties. They want councils...

27 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Buy To Let mortgage fixed rates fall as product choice rises

The buy to let mortgage sector has seen fixed rates fall to their lowest point since September 2022, according to analysis...

27 February 2024

From: Breaking News

“My tenants will have to pay for licensing” warns landlord

A landlord has warned her local authority that high charges for licensing are unaffordable without the fee being passed on to...

20 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Lower-rate Green Mortgage deals offered to landlords

Buy to let specialist lender Paragon Bank has introduced offers on its two-year fixed rate BTL mortgages, including its lowest rate...

16 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Selling Up? What to expect if you use a property auction

Landlords are selling up in significant volumes these days - partly to cash in on capital appreciation, but mostly thanks to...

10 February 2024

From: Agent Advice

Possession Delays - court hold-ups still going on a year after reform pledge

Landlord Action founder Paul Shamplina says landlords are still being hit by unacceptable delays in regaining possession of their properties. Shamplina has...

08 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Improved EPC will boost property’s sale value - new figures

A comparison website claims that an improved rating for an Energy Performance Certificate now improves a property’s value. This is driven by...

07 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Beefed Up EPCs demanded by energy efficiency experts

The Building Research Establishment - which undertakes research, advice, training, testing, certification and standards-setting for the housing sector - is calling...

05 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Buy To Let lender offers new green mortgage products to landlords

Buy To Let lender Paragon Bank has added five-year fixed-rate ‘green’ products to its range of BTL mortgages. Rates start at 4.89...

05 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Capital Gains Tax burden forces landlords to defer sales plans

A new study by the National Residential Landlords Association suggests some landlords wanting to quit the private rental sector have deferred...

23 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Tough EPC targets to return despite Sunak’s U-turn - new warning

There’s a warning this morning that stricter Energy Performance Certificate measures for the private rental sector may not have gone, after...

09 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Seven Ways to Make a Home More Energy Efficient in 2024 

With 3.5 million UK adults planning major home improvements in 2024, an energy expert has shared seven adjustments that can properties more sustainable.  The...

06 January 2024

From: Legislation & Compliance

Landlords without central heating offered financial incentives

Renters and landlords of properties without gas central heating can now get energy saving green measures installed free of charge or...

05 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Green Mortgages - are they a busted flush?

Awareness of green mortgages is dipping among buyers, according to new research. Almost two thirds of mortgage advisers say their clients have...

04 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Tax and Energy Efficiency tips dominate agent’s advice to landlords

Online rental platform Lettingaproperty is telling landlords to take a strategic approach to property management in 2024, to help tnavigate legislative...

29 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Over 90% of homes could meet EPC rating C or higher - claim

A major property industry supplier claims that the housing sector could meet government targets to improve the Energy Performance Certificate ratings for homes.  Landmark...

27 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Unknown Energy Costs could hurt tenants this winter

A lack of Energy Performance Certificate enforcement is putting tenants at risk from high energy costs or cold homes, according to...

23 December 2023

From: The Big Issues

Landlords still upbeat despite challenges (apparently)

Two-thirds of private landlords in the UK are optimistic about how their property investments will perform in the coming years -...

20 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Energy efficiency rental upgrades slump following government U-turn

Three-quarters of landlords welcome the government’s decision in the autumn to scrap the proposal that all rental property must have an...

20 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Paragon launches nil-fee five-year BTL fixed-rate mortgages

Paragon Bank has launched new five-year fixed-rate buy-to-let mortgages with nil product fees. Rates start at 5.80 per cent and there is...

19 December 2023

From: Breaking News

New energy ratings to provide EPCs - government consultation opens

The government has launched a public consultation on a radical new UK home energy rating system to replace the long-standing Standard...

14 December 2023

From: Breaking News

EPCs - Generation Rent and Labour Mayor slam landlords and government

Generation Rent and London Mayor Sadiq Khan have jointly slammed landlords who do not improve the EPCs of their private rental...

05 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Good EPC Ratings - many buyers will pay more for energy efficiency

New research shows that a significant number of buyers will pay more for a home with a good EPC rating. The study,...

01 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Landlords halt energy efficiency drive after Sunak U-turn

Many landlords have dropped plans to improve the energy efficiency of their homes following the U-turn by Prime Minister Rishi Sunak. In...

27 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Really? Think tank claims almost all landlords want stricter EPCs

Almost four fifths of landlords favour raising the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards for private rental properties, a think tank claims. The Social...

27 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Landlords lead on energy-efficiency despite Sunak U-turn

Large upfront costs are deterring landlords and other home owners from making their homes more energy efficient, according to Lloyds Bank...

23 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Big public switch to more energy-efficient homes, claims developer

A house building firm claims more people want to move to increasingly energy-efficient homes.  A survey by Redrow shows that 26 per...

22 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Sunak’s EPC U-turn slows landlord exodus as gloom lifts

Landlord confidence has improved over the course of the past quarter according to a respected quarterly sentiment survey. The Q3 2023 BVA...

17 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Offset EPC improvements against landlord income - plea to government

A new study claims that two thirds of privately rented homes require urgent energy efficiency improvements - and that landlords need...

16 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Desperate plea for private landlords to help social housing shortfall

Help2Rent, a social housing platform that matches housing list tenants with available homes, has made a desperate plea to private landlords. An...

14 November 2023

From: Breaking News

EPC U-turn: top experts say Eco targets must be reinstated

The respected engineering institution the Building Research Establishment says the government must row back from its recent U-turn on rental property...

27 October 2023

From: Breaking News

EPC Probe: out of 1,300 rental homes only 12 non-compliance notices

A council is warning landlords they face penalty notices if their properties fail to comply with recent legislation that seeks to...

23 October 2023

From: Breaking News

MPs demand EPC rules for landlords be tightened once again

MPs from a range of opposition parties are pressing the government to reinstate the stricter energy efficiency rules for landlords, recently...

20 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Gobsmacked! EPC changes backed by prominent property analyst

A prominent property market analyst says he was “gobsmacked” to hear Prime Minister Rishi Sunak tone down the energy efficiency requirements...

16 October 2023

From: Breaking News

New app to improve communication between tenant and landlord

Lendlord, a platform for the property investment space, has launched a Tenants App to streamline the way renters communicate with landlords. The...

10 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Tenants given powers to force EPC upgrades on landlords - proposal

The Green Party wants private tenants to be able to force landlords to improve the energy efficiency of homes. The scheme -...

09 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Nationalise private rental homes, demands new manifesto

A collection of pressure groups, fronted by Generation Rent, wants all private rental homes going on sale to be offered first...

06 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Sunak has “let landlords off the hook” over EPC reform

There’s been a strong personal attack on Prime Minister Rishi Sunak by anti-landlord activists over the subject of energy efficiency. The Generation...

05 October 2023

From: Breaking News

New Buy To Let mortgage is lender’s lowest rate for a year

Paragon Bank has announced a 4.69 per cent five-year fixed-rate buy to let mortgage, marking the lender’s lowest rate for this...

29 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Boiler Ban Delay - huge public support according to survey

News that a ban on oil and LPG boiler installations has been pushed back 10 years has been welcomed by the...

28 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Who knows how a heatpump works?

New figures reveal the typical Briton’s lack of knowledge around energy efficiency issues in the home. The research found that only 35...

27 September 2023

From: Breaking News

EPCs - two thirds of homes have poor ratings in some areas

A new survey has revealed the regional breakdown of EPC ratings in residential properties.   Region Number of Lodgements (homes) Percentage of properties (D - G...

26 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Sunak quietly drops another energy benchmark over the weekend

The government's energy efficiency taskforce was quietly disbanded over the weekend, the BBC says.  The taskforce was set up in March to...

25 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Millions already spent by landlords on EPC rules scrapped by Sunak

Research  from Shawbrook shows how many landlords have spent money preparing for EPC changes which are now not going to happen. A...

25 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Scrapping new EPC targets is not the end of the matter - NRLA

The National Residential Landlords Association is warning that Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s scrapping of revised EPC targets at the end of...

25 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Shamplina Speaks: Government must safeguard the PRS

The government must safeguard the private rented sector and the only way to do that is to lend its support to...

23 September 2023

From: Rental Reform

Sunak’s Eco U-turn offers hope for beleaguered landlords

The u-turn by Prime Minister Rishi Sunak on green policies may be seen by some landlords as a rare piece of...

22 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Eco U-turn Welcomed … but private rental sector still needs a plan

There’s been widespread relief at the government’s eco U-turn which may lead to thousands of pounds of savings for landlords. Prime Minister...

21 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Landlords should offer ‘easy repayment’ arrears, says charity

A new poll from the StepChange Debt Charity claims that over a third of private renters have used some form of...

21 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Generation Rent overheats about Sunak’s “cruel” EPC Backtrack

While many sections of the property industry welcome the change of tone in Rishi Sunak’s approach to green issues, one group...

21 September 2023

From: Breaking News

EPC changes binned as Sunak makes eco U-turn

Under revised plans, the Government will: - Scrap policies to force landlords to upgrade the energy efficiency of their properties, but instead...

20 September 2023

From: Breaking News

What’s your buy-to-let worth?

As the ‘big buy-to-let’ sell off gathers momentum, we take a look ways you can guestimate the value of your rental...

14 September 2023

From: Sponsored Content

Strict New Guidelines for landlords over Damp and Mould

New directives issued by the government put the emphasis firmly on private landlords to take responsibility for issues of damp and...

08 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Lowest mortgage rates for landlords are tied to good EPC ratings

Paragon Bank is the latest to reduce mortgage rates for landlords. It’s cut rates across 22 buy-to-let mortgage products, with fixed deals...

08 September 2023

From: Breaking News

EPC Reform - government must give massive incentives, says Rightmove

An analysis conducted over the summer by Rightmove suggests it could take literally decades for the private rental sector to conform...

05 September 2023

From: Breaking News

EPCs and Energy Efficiency - the need for clarity

Landlords are operating in a fog when it comes to the Government’s thinking on the future of energy efficiency standards for...

02 September 2023

From: The Big Issues

Top DJ trolled after social media post about EPC changes

One of Britain's best known DJs has taken to social media to highlight what she sees as the unfair government policy...

30 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Airbnb Regulation - Last-ditch bid to stop “laughing stock” rules

Trade bodies and short let landlords have made a last-ditch appeal to politicians to stop new rules which could see the...

29 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Who Cares About EPCs? - just 2% of agents “always” asked by tenants

Only two per cent of Propertymark letting agents say tenants “always” want to know the EPC rating on a property they...

21 August 2023

From: Breaking News

In the ever-evolving landscape of rental property management, UK landlords are facing significant changes. Most recently these changes include new energy...

19 August 2023

From: Legislation & Compliance

Charity acknowledges that landlords need help to keep homes

A charity has acknowledged that landlords need help to keep their homes, and in turn continue to provide much-needed homes in...

15 August 2023

From: Breaking News

MEES, EPCs and Energy Efficiency - the government's next steps

Last month, Housing Secretary Michael Gove declared the Government was “asking too much, too quickly” of landlords by setting a 2028...

12 August 2023

From: Rental Reform

Landlords demand incentives to make EPC improvements

The National Residential Landlords Association is backing a call for financial help for landlords who improve the energy efficiency of their...

09 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards Already Hitting One Sector

New laws mean commercial property must now have an energy efficiency rating of at least E before a new lease or...

05 August 2023

From: Legislation & Compliance

Generation Rent demands EPC change to Renters Reform Bill

Activist group Generation Rent is now demanding a change to the Renters Reform Bill to help tenants with energy bills. The group...

04 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Landlords want to improve EPCs as soon as possible - claim

A survey suggests that landlords want to improve the energy efficiency of their properties as soon as possible - despite a...

03 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Controversial MP to champion landlord concerns in Parliament

A controversial MP sacked by Prime Minister Rishi Sunak earlier this year says he will take up the cause of landlords...

02 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Over half private rental properties would fail new EPC target

Legislation requiring all rental properties to have an energy performance certificate  rating of C or above will require upgrades to around...

26 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Free investment session this week for landlords

A prominent westcountry agency is hosting a free event for landlords and investors later this month. Webbers is holding the afternoon session...

26 July 2023

From: Breaking News

EPC Climbdown - Gove to publish details of ‘relaxed’ deadline

Housing Secretary Michael Gove has pledged to publish “shortly” revised timetables for the implementation of further energy efficiency targets for the...

25 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Message to Gove - sort the EPC deadline and stick to it!

The landlords’ trade body has given a firm message to Housing Secretary Michael Gove - sort out a realistic deadline for...

24 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Government to ‘relax the pace’ of threatened EPC reform

Housing Secretary Michael Gove has this morning said his government should ‘relax the pace’ of EPC reforms expected from private landlords. In...

23 July 2023

From: Breaking News

The Five Unexpected Costs of Being A Landlord

1. Extra mortgage costs While anyone who owns a property runs the risk of not being able to pay their mortgage, the...

22 July 2023

From: Tax & Finance

Rightmove reports huge landlord exodus as EPC worries kick in

Rightmove has this morning revealed that 16 per cent of properties currently for sale were previously available on the rental market,...

21 July 2023

From: Breaking News

New attempt to woo unhappy landlords with leasing deals

A housing trust says landlords fed up with higher taxes and red tape should not sell up but instead lease their...

20 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Labour activists' call to buy 500,000 private rental properties

A pressure group within the Labour Party wants a future government to provide £15 billion over 10 years to allow half...

17 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Beat the base rate shock

If you are a landlord looking for the silver lining in a dark cloud, June’s interest rate decision will have certainly...

13 July 2023

From: Sponsored Content

EPC Rule Changes - months more uncertainty for worried landlords

It appears that there may be months more uncertainty over new energy efficiency rules for the private rental sector. A statement from...

10 July 2023

From: Breaking News

EPCs: new builds beat older homes hands down, says trade body

Research from the Home Builders Federation claims owners of new homes will save an average £135 a month on running costs...

06 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Eye-watering EPC upgrade bill for large portfolio professional landlords

Landlords with some of the country’s largest portfolios say they expect to pay £500,000 or more in the next year on...

03 July 2023

From: Breaking News

EPCs: the big energy challenge for UK landlords

UK landlords are currently facing a myriad of challenges.  It’s well documented how costly retrofitting properties to meet new energy efficiency standards...

01 July 2023

From: Legislation & Compliance

Landlords spend thousands to improve EPCs ahead of law change

A new rental market study by Rightmove reveals that more properties entering the rental market have an EPC rating of C...

28 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Give landlords a break – why they MUST have a new EPC deadline

Landlords need to know the true energy efficiency of their property and have a deadline for improvements to calm fears around...

24 June 2023

From: The Big Issues

Government must help private tenants, charity demands

A charity is warning that growing numbers of private tenants are likely to have difficulties keeping up with their financial commitments. The...

23 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Hundreds of low EPC landlords warned - “this cannot continue”

A council has issued a stern warning to landlords that the current situation in which hundreds of homes have non-compliant EPC...

19 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Energy Efficiency help may be available to private rental properties

Private rental properties are being included in a scheme which may allow council funds to be used to improve energy efficiency. Cardiff...

12 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Which Homes Have The Most Efficient Boilers?

After a winter of record-high energy bills, many will be wondering how efficient their boilers are, and whether the type of...

03 June 2023

From: Lettings PropTech

Landlords guide to making the right decisions in 2023

This year is set to bring sweeping rental reforms that will change the face of lettings forever. Landlords should be following...

02 June 2023

From: Sponsored Content

Private renters twice as likely to be in problem debt

A charity claims that private renters are about twice as likely as the general population to be in problem debt. StepChange, via...

23 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Landlord Info - the most and least energy efficient locations

A recent study by nationwide conveyancers Muve, using official data from the Office for National Statistics, has revealed the most and...

20 May 2023

From: The Big Issues

EPC Reform - an energy assessor writes…

All landlords need to have an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC), with few exemptions. As a property writer, landlord and Domestic Energy...

06 May 2023

From: Legislation & Compliance

EPC Reform - Think tank urges even stricter rules for landlords

The Resolution Foundation has urged the government not to relax its target deadlines for improved energy efficiency in the private rental...

05 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Landlords Beware: MEES Exemptions Expire This Year

Landlords who applied in 2018 for an exemption from Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards for let residential property are reminded that their...

29 April 2023

From: Agent Advice

Surprise as government backs cash help for landlords to meet EPC targets

One of the UK governments has backed a call for private landlords to get cash help to meet new Minimum Energy...

28 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Over half a million landlords to quit the market - shock forecast

Previous estimates that half a million landlords are set to sell up may actually be a massive under-estimate, a property industry figure...

26 April 2023

From: Breaking News

We Quit! The landlords who will sell if EPC changes become law

Research from Mortgage Advice Bureau shows that almost two-thirds of landlords would consider selling their property due to not being able...

20 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Landlords massively ill-informed on new EPC rules - new survey

Some 47 per cent of landlords incorrectly believe the need for EPC C rating is only guidance, not the law. That’s the...

18 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Landlords preparing to sell at a loss this year or next - claim

Jo Eccles, director of London-focussed buying agency and property consultancy Eccord, says she is witnessing some landlords willing to quit the...

17 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Landlords to be hammered with new EPC costs, warns agency

Proposed minimum energy efficiency standards regulation in England could leave residential landlords facing a £17.9 billion bill, a lettings agency warns. The...

14 April 2023

From: Breaking News

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