London Landlords Divided Over Buy-to-Let

There is currently concern amongst UK landlords regarding the buy to let market. The concern has been brought about by several issues including a change to tax regulations, increased burdens brought about by new Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) and cooling house prices reducing profits. The challenges are especially tough in London. In the capital, […]

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Why you need a fresh EPC in London

Anyone who is selling a property in London has to have an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) for the property. This is a legal obligation. However, it’s not just having an EPC that is important. The EPC should also be up to date, in order for the information it contains to be as useful as possible. […]

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Can a low EPC rating prevent me from getting a mortgage?

If you are buying a property to let, you may not realise just how important it is for the property to have a good Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating, especially in London. The same applies if you already own a property that you rent out and you want to secure a further mortgage. Regulations which […]

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Why Get an EPC?

Firstly, you need to get an EPC as it is a legal requirement. The Buildings Energy Performance Directive 2002 (EPBD) introduced the legal requirement for a valid EPC when a building was being sold, rented or constructed. An EPC is needed before the property can be placed on to the market. The legal requirement for […]

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Thinking About Energy Efficiency When Renting Out a Property

Having an EPC is not only legally required when renting or selling a property in the UK, but it can help a landlord increase the appeal of their property and maximise the rent they receive. An up to date domestic EPC is essential for the landlord who wants to enter rent negotiations in the strongest […]

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Style and Sustainability: City of London Going Green

London stands out for its iconic style, its history and its heritage. Many of its landmark buildings are recognisable across the Globe, whilst humbler buildings surround the locals with trademark London style. Whilst London’s got the look, there’s a problem underneath. Back in 2016, 37% of non-domestic buildings in London were given the worst EPC […]

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How an EPC can help you achieve a better asking price on your home

Getting an Energy Performance Certificate is not only a legal requirement when selling a house, but a recent EPC survey can also help a seller achieve a better asking price, more quickly. It is particularly important to get an accurate EPC in London, where house prices are at their lowest point in almost a decade. EPC has become a buzzword in the […]

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Maximising Commercial EPC Value

Maximising the commercial EPC value of non-domestic property in London is a concern for all landlords. The introduction of MAAS effectively raised the minimum standards for EPC throughout the UK. MAAS was just the first stepping stone in lower carbon through reducing energy consumption. The Greater London Authority (GLA) has created further blueprints up to […]

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Advice for getting an A on a commercial EPC

The new standards With the governments shifting targets on MEES and their 2050 target deal line of eliminating carbon emissions to almost zero, getting an A grade on EPC is going to become increasingly relevant. With the changing regulations around energy efficiency a lowering a commercial building’s carbon emissions is going to be a key […]

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Glasgow: The Green City

How energy efficiency is benefiting Glasgow. The city of Glasgow has been ranked as one of the greenest cities in the world for promoting sustainable growth in meetings and events, based on results by the Global Destination Sustainability Index (GDS-index). The index is a collaborative business initiative created to assist destinations drive the adoption, promotion […]

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