Tagged: Energy Performance Certificates

Green Deal shambles could result in empty properties

Green Deal shambles could result in empty properties

The National Landlords Association (NLA) has called for an extension to the deadline for rented properties to reach minimum energy efficiency standards after the difficulties experienced in introducing Green Deal finance into the sector....




Unscrupulous letting agents are ‘double dipping’

Unscrupulous letting agents are ‘double dipping’

Research published by Direct Line for Business has found evidence of both landlords and tenants being charges for the same service, such as tenant referencing and contract extensions which only amounted to a change...




Banning of rental properties with low EPC ratings moves a step closer

Banning of rental properties with low EPC ratings moves a step closer

A new consultation has been launched which states that that minimum standard for all rental properties will be an EPC rating of E. If implemented it will not be possible to rent properties that...




PRS campaigners release renter’s manifesto

PRS campaigners release renter’s manifesto

Generation Rent has released a renter’s manifesto – and is now asking for people’s views and additional proposals as well as suggestions for other solutions.




Rents up, Voids Down and Green is Good

Rents up, Voids Down and Green is Good

Build to Rent At the beginning of the month a report from non-profit company Million Homes, Million Lives, claimed that ‘Half of Britain could be renting within 30 years’, and called for changes to encourage...




Go green to get a good deal

Go green to get a good deal

It’s not surprising that the news that the government is extending Green Deal finance to landlords and tenants in England, Wales and Scotland has been welcomed by lettings bodies. With just four years to...




Government Review Recommends Longer Private Tenancies

Government Review Recommends Longer Private Tenancies

Select Committee Inquiry into the UK Private Rented Housing Sector July 2013 The (DCLG) Communities and Local Government Committee last year (2012) decided to conduct an inquiry into the private rented housing sector. The Committee...




It’s boom time for buy-to-let, so here’s your homework

It’s boom time for buy-to-let, so here’s your homework

The buy-to-let sector is booming with landlords tempted by lower house prices, rising rents and improved mortgage deals. Homeowners can no longer rely on house prices rising steeply, but with rental yields on the...




Warning for landlords and investors over size of contingency fund needed for buy to let

Warning for landlords and investors over size of contingency fund needed for buy to let

Residential investors and landlords in the UK are not factoring in the costs of owning a buy to let property with a contingency fund and this is leading to an upward trend in repossessions,...




EPC Regulations – should landlords sell band F and G rated flats?

EPC Regulations – should landlords sell band F and G rated flats?

EPC regulations are beginning to worry many landlords so I would like to raise this question; “should landlords be selling leasehold flats with a Band F & G EPC rating now?” Just in case...