On Thursday 26 July 2018, the government published a Call for Evidence on Energy Performance Certificates.  The deadline for responding is 19 October 2018.  The government is particularly keen for responses from building owners and occupiers (both domestic and commerci...

July 27, 2018

Landlords will soon have to follow new statutory provisions when it comes to terminating tenancies says Erica Williams, Solicitor at Michelmores LLP

As of October 1, 2018, new statutory provisions come into force, which substantially limit the freedom of landlords of ma...

July 27, 2018

The Government has launched a consultation on energy performance certificates in buildings.

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy are seeking evidence on how EPCs are currently performing against three attributes, including quality, availability an...

July 25, 2018

The vast majority of British people, some 78%, believe that the environmentally sustainable performance of a building is important when choosing a new home, according to a new survey.

The biggest number is in London where 81 % think the long term environmental and susta...

July 24, 2018

New research by BLP Insurance, has shown that as many as 78% of people consider the environmentally sustainable performance of a building important when choosing a new home.

According to the findings, 81% of respondents in London think the long term environmental and su...

July 23, 2018

From August 1 Nottingham council is introducing a new selective licensing regime covering an estimated 32,000 privately rented homes.

This is an estimated 91 per cent of all rental properties making it the second scheme in the UK outside of London according to some indu...

July 19, 2018

Back in March I wrote about the new Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) that commercial property landlords were required to meet from 1 April 2018.

Some landlords are only now discovering that if they have property with an EPC rating of ‘F’ or ‘G’ they could...

July 16, 2018

Some landlords have just come across the new MEES Regulations which came in to force in April 2018. They are discovering that as their properties have an EPC rating of ‘F’ or ‘G’, they face a heavy fine if they let property or face tenants unwilling take the premises....

July 14, 2018

Amid the headline-grabbing political manoeuvring over Brexit, a policy proposal which could have serious ramifications for private landlords, and those who let or manage properties on their behalf, slipped by relatively unnoticed.
 
Ministers have outlined plans to int...

July 13, 2018

The Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) (England and Wales) Regulations 2015 (“MEES Regulations“) introduced the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (“MEES“), which aim to encourage landlords to improve the energy efficiency of buildings via a restriction on gr...

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