December 30, 2017

'As soon as the new walls were put in place, it felt warmer straight away'

Ten Sneinton homes have become the first in the UK to have a state-of-the-art heating system fitted - bringing them up to energy efficiency standards expected in 30 years' time.

Each has been fitt...

December 27, 2017

There could be chaos in the residential lettings market in rural parts of the UK due to uncertainty over how landlords need to comply with energy efficiency rules, it is suggested.

A Government consultation on the minimum level of energy efficiency in the private rented...

December 22, 2017

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Rural landlords have warned of chaos in the residential lettings market due to uncertainty over how to comply with energy efficiency rules. 

A government consultation on the minimum level of energy efficiency in...

December 21, 2017

On Tuesday, the European Union approved energy standards for all-new public buildings within the 28 countries.

The rules are aimed at meeting the EU’s goals to reduce emissions by at least 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030. Buildings are a key plank towards achieving...

December 21, 2017

Rural landlords have warned of chaos in the residential lettings market due to uncertainty over how to comply with energy efficiency rules.

A government consultation on the minimum level of energy efficiency in the private rented sector opened this week but is due to cl...

December 20, 2017

Government consults on removing exemption for landlords unable to access 'no cost' financing, but campaigners remain frustrated at decision to cap costs at £2,500 

New proposals set out yesterday will require private landlords to pay to upgrade the draughtiest homes in...

December 20, 2017

Plan to make landlords improve draughtiest homes and boost energy efficiency for hundreds of thousands of tenants lay in tatters, say critics

Landlords must raise their homes’ energy efficiency to at least Band E. Photograph: Alamy

Tenants face missing out on energy bill...

December 19, 2017

A short series from landlord & tenant lawyer Tessa Shepperson on things you need to watch out for.

1 – Do you rent out property on an assured shorthold tenancy?

If you rent out property it will almost certainly be an AST.  Even you think it is a license it may not be.

2...

December 19, 2017

The Welsh Government Warm Homes Nest scheme helps households across Wales to keep warm and reduce their energy bills. 

Living in a cold or damp home that is hard to heat can impact on your health and result in high energy bills.

The essential support available through th...

December 18, 2017

Systems design and energy technology company Faraday Grid is “unashamedly seeking to change the course of history” with the launch of its prototype Faraday Exchanger, which it says can be used to integrate significantly high levels of renewable energy onto the grid.

The...

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