March 31, 2018
New energy efficiency legislation springs into action for farmers and rural landlords from April 1 2018.
From this date, it will be illegal for rental property to be let to new tenants if the Energy Performance Certificates (EPC) provides a rating lower than E. This pre...
March 29, 2018
Lewisham landlords will have to ensure their homes meet a minimum level of energy efficiency by April this year, but low-rated homes might be warmer than previously rated.
Landlords will have to ensure their property meets an energy performance certificate rating o...
MEES comes into force on 1 April 2018. The current minimum energy rating is E, but landlords must be prepared for this standard to be tightened sooner rather than later.
The Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard (MEES) comes into force for both commercial and residential p...
March 28, 2018
The Association of Residential Letting Agents is warning that “thousands” of landlords simply are not ready for energy efficiency changes coming into effect on Sunday.
From April 1 all rented properties on new lets, including renewals, will be required to comply with th...
March 27, 2018
A poll, commissioned by insurance agency Just Landlords, was conducted strictly with those involved in the UK private rental market, and found that 48% of those asked did not know that upgrading their insulation would improve their EPC rating.
Of those surveyed,...
The Mortgage Works (TMW) has confirmed it will continue to lend on the lowest energy efficiency rated properties when regulations change this weekend, but it will adjust the valuation accordingly.
Minimum energy efficiency standards (MEES), which go live on April 1, req...
March 26, 2018
The consumer group Which? says the new Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards starting next weekend could affect 300,000 buy to let properties.
From April 1, privately rented homes in England and Wales must have a minimum Energy Performance Certificate rating of E. Initia...
March 24, 2018
OneSavings Bank, trading under Kent Reliance and InterBay for Buy to Let, is one of the first lenders to include in its criteria compliance under Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) rules.
All new Buy to Let mortgage applications must prove the property which sec...
March 23, 2018
300,000 properties could be affected by new energy efficiency standards
Landlords will be barred from renting out properties that fail to meet minimum energy efficiency criteria, under new rules coming into force next week.
The government’s new Minimum Energy Efficien...
Victoria Barker (RLA)
From the upcoming introduction of Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards to the extension of mandatory HMO licensing later this year, 2018 is a bumper year for changes to the law.
Housing lawyer and RLA Policy Director David Smith, property market analyst Kate Faulkner and...
New NLA guide on energy efficiency for landlords in England and Wales
July 24, 2019
EPC Research Highlights 33,000 UK Properties are Potentially Being Let Illegally
July 17, 2019
Policy and penalties sharpen focus on building energy efficiency
July 10, 2019
Glasgow dominates Scottish rental market
July 4, 2019
Net zero legislation becomes law in landmark moment for green economy
July 1, 2019
The soaring value of property management
June 27, 2019
There are ways to enhance Energy Performance Certificates
June 13, 2019
Lessons from Grenfell – improving safety and looking after residents
June 12, 2019