The SNP struck an agreement with their pro-independence partners in Holyrood on Wednesday, which includes an extra £23m for councils in Tayside and Fife.

Meanwhile, Finance Secretary Derek Mackay turned the screw on higher earners with a new income tax hike in the Budge...

January 29, 2018

The government is proposing that residential landlords should contribute towards the cost of improving the energy efficiency of their properties.

Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) for properties that are to be let come into force on 1 April 2018. The legislatio...

January 25, 2018

Under The Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) (England and Wales) Regulations 2015 (the MEES Regulations), from 1 April 2018 it will be unlawful for a landlord to grant a new tenancy of a property with an EPC rating of below E (known as a sub-standard property)...

January 25, 2018

The energy performance measurement specialist has responded to the Government’s Building a Market for Energy Efficiency consultation, which is the first to question whether there should be a link between energy efficiency in homes and Stamp Duty or Council Tax.

Elm...

January 24, 2018

Official figures show that property sales have fallen in the UK, down 3.9% between November and December 2017 and down 0.1% compared with 2016.

The data from the Land Registry shows that there were 99,100 residential sales in December and 10,390 non-residential transact...

January 23, 2018

A periodic tenancy is a single tenancy and not a series of tenancies.

This was the decision of the County Court in the recent case of Walcott v Jones.

The case concerned a property in Surrey occupied by the Joneses. They had originally occupied it on an oral monthly tena...

January 22, 2018

Energy efficiency is good for profitability and the planet. What’s more, simple improvements in resource management can produce big benefits of all the commercial factors that might motivate a firm to play its part in the fight against climate change, the chance to imp...

January 19, 2018

Maria Connolly of law firm TLT explains why new energy efficiency rules for landlords are only heading in one direction

Landlords of domestic properties could be obliged to pay up to £2,500 for energy improvement works from 1 April 2019. In a consultation issued last mo...

January 18, 2018

2018 has already been unofficially declared as the year of the electric car. The next 12 months are likely to bring us closer to the dawn of a new era of renewable energy, when electric batteries will power many of the world’s cars, homes, and indeed entire communities...

January 14, 2018

How to get a headstart to ESOS compliance

Businesses can now start gathering 12 months of energy consumption data to give them a headstart in complying with phase two of the Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme (ESOS).

Under ESOS, all eligible organisations must record and c...

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