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Britain’s landlords are proving reluctant to join in the government’s Green Deal and help make the nation’s homes more energy efficient, research has shown, and the government is now threatening to compel (rather than persuade) landlords to join in. Launched in October 2012, the Green Deal enables both landlords and tenants to apply for a loan of up to £10,000 to improve a property’s... Read more
From 9 January 2013 all sales or lettings advertisements in the commercial media should show the EPC rating of the property being advertised. There is no requirement to display the full certificate but where there is adequate space, the advertisement should show the A-G graph. As soon as a building is in the process of being offered for sale or rent, it is the responsibility of the seller or... Read more
Campaigners opposed to plans from the coalition government to water down planning laws have revealed that property developers already have existing planning permissions to build more than 300k houses in England and Wales. The government has announced that they wish to create a new legal “presumption in favour of suatainable development.” This has led to countryside groups and others... Read more
It's one of the pleasures of this time of year: the garden is coming into bloom and many gardeners are already enjoying the fruits of early harvested crops. You might not have acres or indeed even a yard, but even if you have any outdoor space at all, or even a sunny windowsill, you can get something growing. Even a few salad leaves for the kitchen, some fresh herbs or a bunch of homegrown... Read more
You might be taken with the lofty high ceilings, the charming Victorian sash windows or the beautiful slate roof, but next time you view a property, remember to take energy efficiency into account. Taking on properties with poor insulation and few energy saving features could be costing you a fortune. According to research released by Friends of the Earth recently, tenants in the UK’s... Read more
Dan works at Upad helping Sue with marketing. Here he tells of the difficulty in reducing the carbon footprint of his rented flat. I’m quite keen on environmental issues and this year I signed up to the 10:10 initiative to reduce my carbon footprint by 10% over the course of the year. I live in a lovely but draughty old Victorian flat with high ceilings and single glazed sash windows. So... Read more