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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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Energy prepay cap to save 4 million customers £80

07 February, 20170 Comments
Four million customers on prepayment energy meters are expected to save around £80 a year after a price cap was announced by energy regulator Ofgem. The temporary price cap, which comes into effect in April, was one of the measures recommended by the Competition and Market Authority after its two-year investigation of the energy market.
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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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Landlords can now generate money from generating renewable energy

10 April, 20140 Comments
A government-backed scheme, that was originally expected to launch in Autumn 2012, that will pay social and private landlords for the green heat generated from their homes has finally been launched this week. This offer is also open to homeowners and self-builders, where the Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive offers payments to offset the cost of
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Should you increase the rent?

15 November, 20130 Comments
Every business has its overheads. And whilst the cost of financing a rental property has, on average, decreased, other costs have shot up. Take energy, for instance. Back in October, SSE became the first of the ‘big six’ energy providers to pre-empt the winter months with a hike in energy prices (by an average of
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Budget 2013 | Helping hand or economic suicide?

21 March, 20130 Comments
Yesterday George Osborne delivered his fourth budget, calling his speech “a Budget for people who aspire to work hard and get on” for an “aspiration nation”. The key points : HOUSING A new “help-to-buy” scheme will include £3.5bn for shared equity loans, and a government interest-free loan worth 20% of the value of a new
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