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KEYWORD "Energy Efficiency" - 100 RESULTS
NRLA ‘ready to work with Labour’ on new Rental Reform Bill

The National Residential Landlords Association says it’s ready and willing to work with a future Labour government on private rental sector...

14 June 2024

From: Breaking News

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

Generation Rent quibbles over proposal for landlord register

Generation Rent has raised detailed concerns about a proposal from the Liberal Democrats to introduce a national register of landlords.  The Lib...

11 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

Free Energy Efficiency teach-in for landlords

An event being held this month is aiming to help private landlords in part of Wales transform their properties into energy-efficient,...

04 June 2024

From: Breaking News

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

Government insulation scheme flops with tiny take-up so far

Figures from the Department for Energy and Net Zero indicate that only 4,648 households so far have taken advantage of the...

09 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

Mayor election hopefuls told to clampdown on Airbnbs

Agents’ trade group Propertymark is demanding London Mayor candidates tackle what it calls “the unique housing challenges that the capital experiences.” Londoners...

01 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

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

Buy to Let mortgage lender urges borrowers to improve energy efficiency

Specialist investment lender Hodge has joined forces with Propflo, a PropTech startup, to urge customers to make their properties more energy-efficient...

16 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

Extra spending on rent is less than inflation rate - bank data

New data sourced from millions of Barclays current accounts reveals growing stability in UK housing costs, which saw their lowest uplift...

09 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Landlords urged to access energy efficiency improvement funds

Homeowners in Caerphilly, including private landlords, can access funding to make their properties more energy efficient. Caerphilly council recently approved a new...

09 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Rent Controls - Local Election manifesto aims to “tame” rental market

Rent controls are at the heart of the local election manifesto of the Green Party of England and Wales. Co-leader Carla Denyer,...

05 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Hot Stuff - more landlords prioritise energy efficiency when buying

A mortgage firm that works with landlords claims an increasing number of them prioritise energy efficiency when assessing properties to buy.  Some...

04 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Year-long campaign to get energy efficiency info to landlords

A council which last year staged a pilot project about the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards in the lettings sector is now...

03 April 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

Bond scheme will oblige landlords to let out at ‘affordable rents’

A council says a new bond scheme designed to increase the quality and availability of affordable housing for private renters across...

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

NRLA and Generation Rent argue over tax ahead of Budget

In a final call on the Chancellor to help the private rental sector in today’s Budget, the National Residential Landlords Association...

06 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Radical reforms to rejuvenate renting, by industry commentator

A property industry commentator has set out what he calls a plan of action to rejuvenate the buy to let sector. Jonathan...

05 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Another council jumps on the selective licensing bandwagon

Yet another council is consulting on whether to continue a selective licensing scheme. The scheme applies to several areas of Burnley and...

04 March 2024

From: Breaking News

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

Energy Efficiency - Beware of Unexpected Consequences

An insulation manufacturer is warning of unexpected consequences from insulating a property to make it more energy efficient. William Bown, the head...

17 February 2024

From: Top tips & guides

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

Landlords ditch energy efficiency measures as government flip-flops

Over a third of landlords will push back energy efficiency measures due to government flip-flopping on the issue.  Research commissioned by tax...

14 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Surprise, Surprise - renters want landlords to fit eco-friendly features

A survey from NatWest and ratings giant S&P Global shows that 75 per cent of renters across the UK want landlords...

09 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

Tax Breaks and Retrofit fund needed to promote energy efficiency - call

Most home owners, including landlords, have experienced obstacles that have prevented them from carrying out energy efficiencies on their properties. That’s according...

05 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Think tank blasts “ineffectual landlords” letting out “poor quality housing”

A think tank claims that the government will pay landlords in the private sector six times the expected spend on new affordable homes in the five-year period between 2021 and 2026. The New...

01 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Energy Efficiency key to property holding value - housing expert

A property expert claims capital values on properties should drop significantly if they are not considered appropriately energy efficient. “Homes which aren’t...

29 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Rental listings should include energy efficiency details - new call

An energy industry supplier claims that the housing sector in the UK offers too little help for those wanting to live...

26 January 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

Activists make string of demands about damp and mould

The Generation Rent activist group has called for a series of reforms about damp and mould. It wants the reinstatement of energy...

23 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Landlords lack skills to be more energy efficient - bank claim

New research published by Lloyds Banking Group during Energy Saving Week has revealed the lack of confidence and skills gaps landlords...

19 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Up to ONE MILLION new rental homes needed in just seven years

A new analysis of the private rental sector suggests that between 800,000 and one million more homes are required to meet...

17 January 2024

From: Breaking News

NRLA boss backs Labour Mayor’s clampdown on rogue landlords

Proposals for a ‘good landlord’ scheme in Greater Manchester have won the personal backing of the chief executive of the National...

16 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Energy Efficiency of homes should determine social rent levels - call

A think tank says rents set in the social sector should reflect the energy efficiency of a property. It’s one of a...

15 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Landlords, being key players in the housing sector, can make a significant impact by fostering a greener mindset among their tenants....

13 January 2024

From: Top tips & guides

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

Warning to landlords and tenants over fake energy schemes

Letting agents’ trade body Propertymark has issued a warning to the rental sector about scams based on energy efficiency measures.  An increase...

05 January 2024

From: Breaking News

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

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

Cash help on rental property refurbs and disability adaptations

A council is developing a new private sector housing renewal and disabled adaptations policy and is seeking the views of landlords,...

27 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

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

Council urges tenants to report mould and tells landlords what to do

Private tenants are being encouraged by a local council to report damp and mould issues to their landlords. Shropshire council says private...

14 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Buy To Let mortgage rates reduced by The Mortgage Works

The Mortgage Works is reducing rates on products for new and existing landlord customers by up to 0.40 percentage points, with...

11 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

Government eco-scheme for landlords has zero impact - claim

A campaign by a UK government to help landlords retrofit their properties with energy efficient amenities has had almost zero impact,...

28 November 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

Airbnb pushing its landlords to become more energy efficient

Airbnb is launching a new Sustainability Hub to help its landlord hosts in the UK retrofit and improve the energy efficiency...

21 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Wave goodbye to winter property woes

It’s not just the weather that’s wet and dreary – the outlook looks bleak for landlords too as we head towards...

17 November 2023

From: Sponsored Content

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

Landlords urged to claim eco-improvement cash if eligible

A range of grants, including new and enhanced schemes, are available to help landlords improve the energy efficiency of homes and...

03 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

Next month Ben Beadle, chief executive of the National Residential Landlords Association, will be one of the experts at an Agent...

21 October 2023

From: Rental Reform

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

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

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

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

Beware - the catch in Sunak’s boiler grant scheme

The Daily Telegraph appears to have uncovered a catch in Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s apparent boiler grant giveaway. Last week he announced...

26 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

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

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

Tax, Red Tape and Soaring Costs force landlords to quit

A survey of thousands of landlords, agents and tenants has provided new evidence of buy to let investors quitting in droves. Over...

12 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Solar Panels - How They Work and How They Can Be Maintained

Searches for solar panel installations surged 32.85 per cent from 2022-2023, with demand for renewable energy increasing.  However one of the biggest...

09 September 2023

From: The Big Issues

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

Tenancy Agreement Clinic teach-in at free landlord and agent forum

Landlords and managing agents operating in South Warwickshire are being encouraged to take part in the next industry forum on Wednesday...

08 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Tax (not rental reform) is real reason why landlords quit - claim

Whoever forms the next government must put the private rental sector at the heart of its housing policy. That’s the view of...

06 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

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

The lack of available housing stock is creating huge problems throughout the Private Rented Sector, including the supply chain. We all know...

19 August 2023

From: The Big Issues

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

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