How to Improve Your EPC Rating
It’s an interesting fact that topping up loft insulation can contribute to protecting the planet and the household budget. It’s a small act that can have huge benefits overall. We all know that the world’s traditional energy resources are being depleted and that these fossil fuels also help to cause damage to the atmosphere. Energy […]Read More
UK to Axe Subsidies: Future of Solar not so Sunny?
Global warming is already having a detrimental effect on our planet – the polar ice sheets are melting, sea levels continue to rise, and there are increasing temperatures all across the globe. Scientists warn that if we don’t take action now, then there will be devastating and irreversible environmental consequences. Global warming is mainly attributed […]Read More
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, […]Read More
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. […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
Maximising Commercial EPC Value
Maximising the commercial EPC value of non-domestic property in London is a concern for all landlords. The introduction of MEES effectively raised the minimum standards for EPC throughout the UK. MEES was just the first stepping stone in lower carbon through reducing energy consumption. The Greater London Authority (GLA) has created further blueprints up to […]Read More