September 26, 2018

A report on climate change issued by the Bank of England’s Prudential Regulation Authority has hinted that tighter environmental regulations may be on the way for landlords and owner occupiers.

As covered by Lucy Barrett in Mortgage Strategy, from 1 April new Minimum En...

September 21, 2018

Since 2013, around 2.5 million measures were installed in roughly 1.9 million properties through the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) and under the Green Deal Framework.

That’s according to new statistics released by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Str...

September 19, 2018

So you want to sell your property? You go through all the usual steps in order to make it an attractive purchase, repairing things, a new coat of paint etc, trying to boost your kerb appeal. These are all great ideas to add extra value to your home, but you may have mi...

September 7, 2018

In the capital city, it’s all about the long game, despite some increased costs for those with buy-to-let homes

The U.K.’s rental sector is in the midst of a period of uncertainty, as a triple threat of gradually disappearing tax relief, new energy efficiency rules, and...

Zilla Chan, Senior Credit Analyst and Matthew Franklin, Credit Analyst present our latest research article focusing on energy efficiency and secured commercial property bonds. With the introduction of new Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) regulation the analys...

September 5, 2018

Aurium Capital Markets, Equitix and Helios Energy Investments have announced the creation of a joint venture dedicated to investing in anaerobic digestion (AD) plants.

The company, named Bio Capital, will seek to acquire new and existing facilities supplying both gas an...

September 4, 2018

Today’s young people are arguably more environmentally aware than ever, so should buy-to-let investors be more eco-friendly?

The latest environmental issue hitting the headlines has been the global use of plastic, which has already begun to be reduced in the UK with mea...

September 3, 2018

The government has issued a call for evidence to learn how energy performance certificates (EPCs) are performing and whether they can be made more effective.

The consultation asks how EPCs are currently performing, whether they are suitable for the purposes for which th...

September 1, 2018

SUNLIGHT is free, so why not harness its energy through solar panels on your home?

While a decade ago solar energy provided virtually no power, around 840,000 homes in the UK now have solar panels - also known as photovoltaics (PV).

The renewable energy source regularly...

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