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Listed Buildings, EPCs & MEES unravelled

Is an EPC required for a listed building? We recently considered that the requirement to provide an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) is now over 10 years old and that some of the earliest certificates are expiring. One of the enduring mysteries concerns whether or not a building of historic interest (listed building) or a building […]

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Energy Performance Certificates 10 years on.

In August 2007 Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) were introduced as part of the now defunct Home Information Packs under Part 5 of the Housing Act 2004. Initially introduced for larger domestic properties with 4 or more bedrooms which were marketed for sale, the requirement was gradually extended to smaller properties and eventually included rental properties […]

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GDPR, MEES & Tenant Fee Ban Update 2018

This week I was fortunate enough to have a front row seat at the Legal Update 2018 seminar which covered GDPR, MEES and the Tenant Fee ban. It would be an impossible task for me to reproduce the 6 hours of valuable letting update information delivered by Training for Professionals into a single article.  Therefore, I’ll […]

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Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards 2018

The Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards 2018 for rented property is now only 8 months away! 1st August 2017 is the 10 anniversary of the introduction of Energy Performance Certificates (EPC’s). They are now the only remaining part of the original Home Information Packs (HIPs), which were introduced for property sales in August 2007 as part […]

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Energy Inefficient Home

1st April 2018 will be no April Fools for landlords! Take action on your Energy Performance now!

As from the 1st April 2018 there will be a requirement for any properties rented out in the private rented sector to meet a minimum energy performance rating on an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). In a bid to cut energy bills and carbon emissions, the minimum energy efficient standard (MEES) for non-domestic buildings, as announced […]

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Energy efficiency standards: are you prepared for compliance?

Since 2009, all properties (both sale and rental) have needed an Energy Performance Certificate. A property is categorised from A (highest) to G (lowest) and this gives two key pieces of information to the tenant or purchaser – the property’s energy efficiency and its environmental impact. Until recently, nobody has really taken a lot of […]

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11 things the ‘accidental’ landlord needs to know

Some people choose to become buy-to-let landlords, others have being a landlord thrust upon them.  There are times when people inherit property, or get married and have a property from their previous single life, and the market is just not right for a sale, or they’re just not ready to let go of it. Renting […]

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Important Changes To Legislation That Affect Landlords and Agents

Bescot Stadium, home to Walsall FC, was the venue that hosted this year’s West Midlands Landlord Conference where were invited to exhibit and meet some 400 + private landlords letting property in and around the Midlands.  Read on to find out what was discussed and what recent changes to legislation are affecting landlords now. The […]

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