April 30, 2018

With the new EPC regulations requiring properties to be rated E or above there is a need for the the formulas used by EPC assessors to change regarding the use of Far Infrared heating. At the moment these panels are regarded the same as ordinary electric panels even th...

A rogue landlord has been ordered to pay more than £180,000 in fines after tenants were left living in unsafe and unacceptable conditions at four properties.

Leila Amjadi, the head of Vertu Capital Ltd, was found guilty of 35 offences relating to fire safety violations...

April 26, 2018

The Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) for commercial and residential properties in England and Wales were introduced on 1 April 2018, making it illegal for landlords to grant new or renew existing tenancies for non-domestic properties with an Energy Performanc...

April 24, 2018

As of 1 April 2018, part three of the Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) (England and Wales) Regulations 2015, more commonly known as the MEES regulations, came in to effect. These relate minimum energy efficiency standards and affect commercial property as we...

April 23, 2018

Landlords face unprecedented pressures, seemingly politically induced.

Section 24 Tax changes, although announced as part of the 2015 Finance Act, are now biting, and when added to Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards, ie EPC minimum E, have anecdotally led to as many as...

April 23, 2018

A leading property law specialist has warned that many buy to let investors remain unaware of the new Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards Regulations which came into force on April 1. 

Under the new regulations, where a property requires an EPC, domestic and commercial...

April 20, 2018

The government has pledged to review its long-term climate targets. Renewable energy, housing and and transport are just some areas where new policies could cut emissions fast

More wind farms, solar power and electric cars: these are likely to be the future of the UK, u...

April 20, 2018

IT HAS been a requirement that anyone renting out a property has to provide the tenant with an Energy Performance Certificate.

An EPC is a certificate which shows information about the energy efficiency of the property. Each property is given an asset rating which place...

April 19, 2018

Energy UK has published a report stating the lack of direction provided so far by the government on heating policy is “concerning”. David Blackman asks whether the UK has left it too late to decarbonise heat.

The government is at least upfront about the problem. The Cle...

April 18, 2018

NOT surprisingly, a recent survey conducted by consumer advocacy group Choice found electricity was the number one ‘cost of living’ concern. 

For most people already struggling with increased living expenses, slow wage growth and unemployment, skyrocketing electricity p...

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