Category Archives: energy efficiency

AXA: Rental Standards have made “significant leaps forward” but there’s still a long way to go…

According to a new report published by AXA, there have been significant leaps forward in the standards of the private rental sector since 2014. However, there is still some way to go in terms of improving safety standards. The report … Continue reading

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Green Credentials are ‘Key’ when Selecting a Property to Let say Tenants

Research published by Your Move’s sister company LSL PRIsm have found that 42% of tenants regard the eco-friendliness of a property as a critical factor when deciding what home to let.   The figures also show that this percentage increases … Continue reading

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The Keys to MEES: Catchup Guide & FAQ

After all the build-up, MEES is finally in effect! In case you’ve been living under a rock for the last few months, we’ve compiled a handy catch-up guide for you to follow. The Basics:  In 2015, the Energy Efficiency (Private … Continue reading

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We MEES Again, Mr Bond!

A new consultation was launched in the run-up to Xmas focusing on plans to amend upcoming minimum energy efficiency standards so that landlords may no longer exempt their property due to a lack of third-party funding. The Department for Business, Energy & … Continue reading

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Do you know your MEES from your TEES & CEES?

Letting agents should be aware that from 1st April 2018, new Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) will prohibit the granting of new tenancies (or renewing/extending existing tenancies) for properties with an EPC rating of F or G. The Government has … Continue reading

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Local Council tries to Ban all but the most Energy Efficient homes!

Walsall Council has proposed a discretionary licensing scheme intended to ban the letting of energy inefficient properties. The plans, which are currently being consulted on, would mean that all licensees of private rented properties in Willenhall and Town Centre (& adjoining areas) will need … Continue reading

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