June 27, 2018

Adam Kingswood

The owner of a Nottingham based lettings and management firm is calling on all landlords to take measures to ensure that their properties, both domestic and commercial comply with Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES).

Following the introduction of th...

June 27, 2018

Landlords are most likely to have invested in a boiler upgrade in the last 12 months to boost the energy efficiency of their rental properties according to a mortgage lender’s survey. 

Paragon - which interviewed 201 landlords over the past three months - says the move...

June 26, 2018

93% of homes in PRS estimated to be at or above minimum required rating

Landlords are most likely to have invested in a boiler upgrade in the last 12 months to boost the energy efficiency of their rental properties, according to Paragon’s latest PRS Trends research.

The...

June 26, 2018

Safeguard Europe – the UK’s leading specialist in damp- and waterproofing, and masonry repair solutions – has developed a cost-effective system to improve the energy efficiency of solid-walled properties. 

The launch of Stormdry EPC comes as the new Minimum Energy Effic...

June 25, 2018

The Association of Residential Letting Agents has provided a check-list for so-called accidental landlords.

The association says that with 145 pieces of legislation to cope with, becoming a landlord through circumstances like inheritance or the inability to sell can be...

June 25, 2018

The private rental sector of the future will be dominated by larger institutional landlords as the number of hobbyist landlords decreases.

This prediction is from Roma Finance, the specialist bridging finance and development lender, who reports that more and more landlo...

June 25, 2018

Landlords who manage their own properties will always hope to attract the most low-maintenance, hassle-free tenants, but how do you choose your target market?

How much time landlords spend on property management can vary depending on the tenants, property type and locat...

Renting out properties with bad insulation and heating has been prohibited since April

Hot spots … an infrared thermovision image showing lack of insulation on a block of flats. Photograph: Alamy Stock Photo

Are some landlords and agents fiddling new rules that ban them...

June 21, 2018

With the ever-growing number of laws governing the private rented sector, becoming a landlord for the first time can be somewhat daunting. Here are a few top tips to make sure you understand your legal obligations so you can be sure that you don’t fall foul of landlord...

June 21, 2018

Cavity wall insulations made up the largest proportion of improvements at 35%

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Around 2.3 million energy efficiency measures have been installed through the Energy Company Obligation (ECO).

That’s according to the latest energy efficiency statistics released...

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