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Tenants prepared to pay more for energy efficient homes

Tenants are willing to pay a 13% premium for an energy efficient home as low carbon homes with sustainable features become more important than the size of the property, research reveals.
Legal & General Capital say their findings will help landlord…

EPC policy…the road to tenant hell?

The road to hell is paved with good intentions. Like being obliged to have an EPC to rent a property.
So, I’m a landlord and a homeowner. I have in the distant past been a tenant. When I buy a home
The post EPC policy…the road to tenant hell? app…

Skipton offers £11m to help landlords with their EPC needs

Skipton has announced it will give 10 free EPC Plus reports for buy-to-let customers with property portfolios – even if just one property is mortgaged with the building society.
At a time when energy costs are rising, Skipton says it is prepared to inv…

EPCs in 2028 to include existing tenancies?

Hello, The govt propose that existing tenancies must have a rating of C or above from April 2028. It will be rather difficult to carry out the alterations needed whilst properties are occupied.
Section 21 will have been repealed by then

Lender offers landlords £50m to help enhance energy efficiency

Buy-to-let landlords who want to improve the sustainability of their investment properties can access a lending fund with lower mortgage rates worth £50m to help.
Leading specialist lender OSB Group has unveiled a package of targeted measures to suppor…

Commercial agents and landlords warned of energy efficiency regulation changes

Propertymark is warning commercial letting agents and landlords about a change in energy efficiency regulations for business buildings.
They say that from 1 April 2023, the Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) (England and Wales) Regulations 201…

Funding help is needed to make homes more energy efficient

Only cash help to make homes and businesses energy efficient will enable the government to meet a pledge set out by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Jeremy Hunt, in his Autumn Statement last week, Propertymark says.
Mr Hunt says he wants to focus on bo…

Landlord group pushes for publication of new MEES rules

The landlord association iHowz has written to three Government ministers urging them to publish the new domestic Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard (MEES) rules so landlords can prepare to meet them in good time.
The organisation says it is worried tha…

Landlord group pushes for publication of new MEES rules

The landlord association iHowz has written to three Government ministers urging them to publish the new domestic Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard (MEES) rules so landlords can prepare to meet them in good time.
The organisation says it is worried tha…

Demand grows from buyers for energy-efficient homes

Home buyers are spending an average of 15.5% more for an energy-efficient property, research reveals.
The findings from Santander show that four in five estate agents (79%) are predicting a big rise in buyers wanting homes with an Energy Performance Ce…

Seven in 10 landlords have properties with an EPC rating of D or below 

The scale of the situation for landlords having to improve their rental properties to meet the energy performance certificate (EPC) standard of C has been laid bare in new research.
According to Shawbrook, seven in 10 (71%) landlords in the UK still ow…

EPC cavity wall insulation?

Hello, I hope someone can advise, appreciated if so.
We have a nightmare of a freeholder. We recently had one of our flats have an EPC certification. The main improvement to bring it to where it needs to be (c) was having Cavity wall insulation
So

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