Energy Efficiency Changes Unclear to Landlords

Nearly two-thirds of UK landlords are not fully aware of regulation aiming to improve energy efficiency in the buy to let sector laid out in the new Minimum Energy Efficient Standards (MEES) set to come into effect in April 2018. The 2015 Energy Efficiency Regulations set out minimum energy efficiency standards for England and Wales,… Read More »

Energy reforms come into force 1st April 2017 – GOV.UK

Homes across Great Britain will get extra support to make their homes cheaper and easier to keep warm thanks to Government reforms that have come into force 1st April 2017. Energy suppliers to focus help on vulnerable households Part of plan to improve energy efficiency of 1 million homes by 2020 Homes across Great Britain will… Read More »

The non-domestic Private Rented Property minimum standard – landlord guidance

The Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property)(England and Wales) Regulations 2015 mean that, from April 2018, private non-domestic (and domestic) landlords must ensure that properties they rent in England and Wales reach at least an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of E before granting a tenancy to new or existing tenants. These requirements will apply to… Read More »

SAVA CHANGES ‘THREATEN FUTURE OF HCS’

Residential property surveyors who are members of SAVA are being hit by a “triple whammy of more work, more cost and more risk”, according to an energy assessor association. West Country assessors’ group DCHI said changes being introduced by the NES-owned organisation are believed to result from increased claims over surveys, which may result from… Read More »

New Green Deal imminent as private owners improve offer

The Green Deal will be re-branded over the summer as the new private sector owners prepare to re-launch the failed government scheme with improvements to how finance loans can be accessed, alongside a direct marketing strategy. Greenstone Finance, which bought the Green Deal Finance Company (GDFC) earlier this year alongside Aurium Capital Markets for £40… Read More »

Investing In Renewable Energy: A Viable Opportunity?

The renewable energy sector has been gaining the attention of the investment community in recent years. Following the trend, players both big and small are investing in renewable energy by buying stakes in existing companies or by starting their own businesses in the sector. According to a recent report by Private Equity International (‘The 2016… Read More »

Government Energy Policy Fails Rural Landlords

The new energy policy from the UK Government is failing older properties in the British countryside by issuing inaccurate information to homeowners. From the 1st April 2018 it will be illegal for private landlords to rent out properties with an energy performance certificate (EPC) rating lower than E to a new tenant. From the 1st April 2020… Read More »

New UK energy policy failing landlords of rural homes built before 1919

The UK Government’s energy policy is failing older houses across the British countryside by giving home owners inaccurate information and encouraging damaging retrofits on homes built before 1919, it is claimed. From 01 April 2018 it will be illegal for a private landlord to let a property with an energy performance certificate (EPC) rating lower… Read More »