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Advance Warning Of Severe UK Winter Weather


Thursday, October 1, 2015

Severe Winter Weather Warning Issued Early By Forecasters Severe winter weather looks set to hit the UK earlier than expected this year, according to long range weather forecasts, which could catch unsuspecting landlords and their tenants unaware. The severe weather warning makes right now the best time to check your rental properties roof is intact [...]


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Confusion Reigns Over Tenant Sub-Letting Proposals


Thursday, April 9, 2015

Housing Minister Contradicts Government Sub-Letting Proposals There is already a great deal of confusion and resentment surrounding the controversial proposals to allow the sub-letting of rental properties by tenants, announced by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne MP, during the pre-election budget, last month. The proposals were announced by Mr Osborne during the Spring [...]


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PRS Rental Yields Increase Again


Thursday, January 31, 2013

In the UK the combination of high tenant demand, increasing rents and realistic vendor pricing of properties for sale has been a major driving factor behind the increase in PRS rental yields. Buy-To-Let rental yields increased from 6.1% to 6.7% over the last quarter of 2012, with the biggest jump in the private rented sector [...]


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EPC Changes Don’t Make Sense


Friday, December 28, 2012

Government Backtrack On Energy Performance Certificates (EPC’s) New regulation of Energy Performance Certification (EPC’s) set to come into effect on 9th January 2013, and is intended to ease the quagmire of paperwork for estate agents, property management companies, letting agents and landlords when preparing to advertise a vacant property for sale or let.  Although agents [...]


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Landlords Still Worried About Energy Efficiency


Wednesday, June 20, 2012

More than 17% (1 in 6) of UK PRS landlords reckon that some or all of the properties in their rental portfolio’s fall into the lowest Energy Performance Certificate categories, with an F or G rating, meaning that they could end up being banned from the rental market. From 2018 under the Government’s Green Deal [...]


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No EPC – No Deal!


Friday, March 16, 2012

From 6th April 2012, UK landlords and letting agents will be required to produce a new Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) for all rental properties in England and Wales. Bringing the rules for letting and selling property into line. The new government rules mean that landlords and letting agents must ensure an Energy Performance Certificate, (EPC), [...]


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Is Your Rental Property Energy Efficient?


Monday, November 14, 2011

According to research conducted by the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA), 17% of UK landlords reckon their rental properties would fail Energy Performance Certification (EPC). Under the Government’s Green Deal proposals Landlords who own rental properties that fall into the lowest two categories of energy efficiency could be banned from the private rental market. [...]


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Are your properties energy efficient?


Wednesday, October 26, 2011

RECENT news hit the headlines that more than one in three landlords do not know how energy efficient their rental properties are. The news shows there is still a lack of awareness that all properties need an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). If, as a landlord, you don’t provide a new tenant with an Energy Performance [...]


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Green it or lump it


Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Energy and Climate Change Secretary Chris Huhne‘s dramatic plans are set to force landlords to become green, if they want to continue letting. The new regulations will force landlords to meet minimum energy efficiency standards. In a few years it will be unlawful to let a house or business premise which has less than an [...]


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