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Landlords, EPCs and Expenses: What’s Changing For The Rental Market

29 September, 20170 Comments
Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) have been used as a measure of a property’s energy efficiency for over a decade. First introduced as part of Home Information Packs for those buying and selling homes, they’ve gradually crept into the rental market. From April 2018, UK landlords will have to hit a minimum EPC level before renting
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400,000 properties in England and Wales could be unlettable from April 2018

21 July, 20170 Comments
According to government figures one in ten UK rental properties could be unlettable next year, if landlords fail to improve their energy efficiency. From April 2018, rental properties must have a minimum EPC rating of E. The regulations will apply to new lets and renewals of tenancies, and from 1 April 2020 it will extend
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Almost one in 10 homes could be unrentable from 2018

20 December, 20160 Comments
New data released by Quick Move Now reveals that nearly one in ten properties currently available on the rental market could become unrentable by 2018, if new legislation goes ahead. The 2015 Energy Efficiency Regulations, passed in March 2015, set out minimum energy efficiency standards for England and Wales. These regulations make it unlawful for
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‘Green tax’ to hit buy to let landlords with £5,000 bill

01 August, 20160 Comments
330,000 buy-to-let landlords are set to pay a “green tax” of up to £5,000 to make their rental properties more energy efficient, in the run-up to the 2018 EPC deadline. The Landlord Energy Saving Allowance (LESA) ended in April 2016, which allowed up to £1,500 worth of energy efficiency improvements to be offset against income tax
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Are you complying with EPC Legislation? Welcome to TR – EPC Certificates

09 May, 20160 Comments
Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) are needed whenever a property is built, sold, or rented and must be ordered for potential buyers and tenants before a property can be marketed for sale or rent. Those landlord and agents who fail to have an EPC within 7 days of marketing a property risk a penalty from Trading Standards. So at
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Renters given right to request energy improvements

04 April, 20161 Comments
The rules for energy-saving improvements changed last Friday, meaning that tenants now have the right to request that their landlord makes energy-saving improvements to the home that they rent. As of the 1st April 2016 landlords cannot refuse their consent without good reason, although it is down to the tenant to ensure they have the
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