Landlords invest in higher EPC-rated homes

A greater proportion of properties entering the rental market that were previously for sale have an EPC rating of C or higher, according to a recent survey. The study by Rightmove reveals landlords are investing in higher EPC-rated homes to get ahead of potential legislation changes. The latest government plans suggest that all rental properties […]

Extra support for upgrading homes

The government has announced plans for a new scheme to help householders reduce their energy bills through loft and cavity wall insulation, as well as smart heating controls.  The move is part of wider action this across energy policy to help the UK meet its ambition of becoming energy independent. The new ECO+ scheme will […]

Helping landlords save energy

The Energy Saving Trust has issued a new guide to help landlords get their properties up to minimum energy efficiency standards. Energy bills have increased for around 22 million energy consumers – and more rises are expected later this year. Those living in private, rented accommodation may be hit especially hard as they are unable […]

Landlords say they will prioritise better energy efficiency ratings

A quarter of landlords say they are likely to avoid buying properties with a low energy performance certificate (EPC), according to research by Shawbrook Bank. Proposed government changes to the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard are likely to impact buying preferences the survey shows. Of the 1,000 landlords questioned by the Shawbrook Bank, nearly a third of […]