Ian Boden | Sales Director at Lendinvest 

Every year it seems that landlords and property investors have new pieces of legislation to get their heads around, and 2018 was certainly no exception.

Back in April of last year, the rules around energy performance certificates...

New rules are to be introduced to ensure mandatory electrical inspections on private rental properties are carried out by competent and qualified inspectors.

The government is also to publish new guidance which sets out the minimum level of competence and qualifications...

Renewables are doing quite well in the UK, supplying around 33% of the nation’s electricity, but there are worries whether the energy transition can continue. Business Green’s editorrecently said: “The policy framework that delivered the first phase of this historic tr...

January 29, 2019

Landlords will be required by law to make sure that inspectors they hire to carry out electrical safety inspections have the necessary competence and qualifications to do so, under plans announced by the Government this week.

Publishing the results of a consultation on...

Barclays has increased the number of partner house builders signed up to its Green Home Mortgage from five to 13.

The product, first launched in April 2018, rewards homebuyers who choose to buy an A or B EPC Energy Efficiency Rated new build home with a slightly lower i...

The Association of Residential Letting Agents is demanding 'property MOTs' to help landlords trying to meet new energy efficiency targets.

The government’s target is for all private rented properties to be EPC rated C by 2030.

But because landlords have limited access to...

January 23, 2019

Total S.A., a leading French multinational integrated oil and gas company, recently announced the sale of its offshore gas fields located in the Netherlands. According to a Reuters, the move will serve as the exit of the French petroleum refining giant from the Dutch u...

Around one-quarter of all EU final energy consumption is used to heat the spaces we live and work in. [Zvone / Shutterstock]

EU energy consumption is rising despite targets to reduce demand across Europe. This should not come as a surprise and is explained mainly by GDP...

January 18, 2019

USA: The organiser of the Global Cooling Prize, backed by Sir Richard Branson, has called on the air conditioning industry to join in its work to increase efficiencies.

While recognising that air conditioning was vital to keeping people cool as the planet warms, Virgin...

On 5 November 2018, the government published its response to its consultation paper on amending The Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) (England and Wales) Regulations 2015 (the “MEES Regulations”). The proposed changes would require residential landlords to pa...

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