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KEYWORD "EPC" - 100 RESULTS
Pressure to be eco-friendly drives demand for new builds - claim

A new sentiment survey by Knight Frank reveals a shift in housing preferences, with one-fifth of respondents expressing an interest in...

15 July 2024

From: Breaking News

What Britain's Biggest Landlord Tells Its Tenants

Housing has emerged as a key talking point during Labour's first few days in government. This comes at a fractious time for...

13 July 2024

From: Agent Advice

Labour - This Is What The Next Five Years Look Like

The biggest rental sector headline from Labour’s manifesto may well be its pledge for the “immediate” abolition of Section 21 eviction...

06 July 2024

From: Legislation & Compliance

Tenants should ask landlords these questions, says Build To Rent giant

Build To Rent giant Grainger has issued a checklist of questions which it advises tenants to ask their landlords before agreeing...

27 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Call for more regulation over damp and mould in homes

A national trade body is calling for more regulation to shield people from the dangers of damp and mould in homes. The...

21 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Rayner wants EPC targets and bidding wars ban in new clampdown

Labour has stepped up its programme clamping down on what it calls “unscrupulous landlords strangling growth.” Specifically this means ending bidding wars,...

20 June 2024

From: Breaking News

EPCs dismissed as “inaccurate” and “unhelpful”

Energy Performance Certificates can be riddled with inaccuracies and give unhelpful advice to property owners. That’s the view of consumer service...

20 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Labour Victory - Most landlords unfazed at prospect of Starmer win

A survey of over 1,000 landlords finds they appear largely reconciled to the election of a Labour government after 14 years...

18 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Pro-tenant activists slam Labour’s rental reform plans

Labour’s manifesto commitment to empower renters to challenge unreasonable rent increases has been slammed because it “would leave millions trapped in...

17 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Advice for Landlords on Energy Efficiency and Sustainability

In September the Prime Minister announced that landlords will no longer be required to meet the minimum EPC minimum energy rating...

15 June 2024

From: Legislation & Compliance

Shock Figures show New-Build levels plummeting further

The year to March 2024 saw the fewest new housing sites consented than during any 12-month period since the data collection...

15 June 2024

From: The Big Issues

Radical EPC Targets and Rent Controls are latest party pledges

Another raft of General Election pledges have been made to transform the private rental sector - this time from the Green...

13 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Rental Manifesto Wishlist - one letting agent chief's demands

Fiscal reform for the private rented sector  We’ve already seen some landlords leaving the private rented sector because of substantially increased taxes....

08 June 2024

From: Agent Advice

Are EPCs Accurate? Energy experts say recent criticism is unfair

A group of energy professionals in the property sector are taking issue with a claim by consumer organisation Which? over the...

15 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Energy efficiency retrofit course ahead of Labour EPC rule changes

The National Residential Landlords Association is introducing a new energy efficiency retrofitting course this summer - ahead of possible EPC rule...

15 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Landlord Alert: Section 21 court appeal’s far-reaching consequences

Landlord Alert: Section 21 appeal may have far-reaching consequences  A case being considered by the Court of Appeal could have far reaching...

13 May 2024

From: Breaking News

EPCs are often wrong and need major overhaul - Which?

An influential consumer body is demanding a complete overhaul of Energy Performance Certificates. Which? says that with millions of households across the...

08 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Four Ways To Improve A Property’s Energy Performance Certificate

The Eco Experts have come up with four ways to improve a home’s Energy Performance Certificate. 1. Add an insulating jacket to...

04 May 2024

From: Legislation & Compliance

Energy Efficiency - should rents be lower in poor EPC homes?

A housing industry group wants the energy efficiency of a social rented property to be factored into the rent the tenant...

02 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Landlords urged to apply for energy efficiency funds

A council is urging landlords of eligible properties to apply for energy efficient measures such as insulation, solar panels or heat...

26 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Renters Reform Bill - these are the amendments to watch

There are over 200 amendments to the Renters Reform Bill having its Third Reading in the Commons today. PropTech supplier Goodlord has...

24 April 2024

From: Breaking News

How To Finance Different Types of Property Purchase

If you’re moving home and have either plenty of equity or savings you can use for a deposit, plus a decent...

20 April 2024

From: Tax & Finance

Landlords Push On with Green Upgrades despite government U-turn

Almost four in 10 portfolio landlords are continuing to upgrade their properties to EPC C or above, despite proposed regulations being...

17 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Tenants’ energy costs set to fall in coming months - lettings agency

Rental growth in Britain has slowed says lettings agency Hamptons, with the average newly let rent rising 6.7% over the past...

17 April 2024

From: Breaking News

HUG2 offers energy upgrades to landlords and other homeowners

Phase two of the Home Upgrade Grant (HUG2) is a UK Government-funded scheme for properties in England that are not connected...

11 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Build To Rent deal emphasises eco-efficiency and wellbeing

A new housing deal will provide another 92 Build To Rent units run by Legal & General. The properties will be two,...

28 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Owners with solar panels claim improved heating and lower bills

New research from Halifax reveals that investing in solar panels leads to possible cost and energy savings for landlords and other...

22 March 2024

From: Breaking News

How Technology is Transforming Property Management

The management of BTL properties, whether it's a modest collection of three units or a more sizable portfolio of fifteen, can...

15 March 2024

From: Sponsored Content

Gove urged to force landlords into deals with tenants in arrears

A string of debt advice charities want Housing Secretary Michael Gove to go well beyond merely banning Section 21 in a...

14 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Locations slammed for failing to meet energy efficiency targets

New analysis claims that the North East of England has made “no progress on greening the highest-emissions homes in 13 years.” Meanwhile,...

12 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Bad landlords get short pricey licences - good landlords get the reverse

A council is launching an innovative scheme whereby good landlords get long licences - and poor ones get short licences. Gloucester council...

12 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Advice for Landlords on Energy Efficiency and Sustainability

In September the Prime Minister announced that landlords will no longer be required to meet the minimum EPC minimum energy rating...

09 March 2024

From: Agent Advice

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

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