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Useful energy efficiency guide for landlords

18 Jun 2022 A prominent energy industry organisation has just issued a new guide for landlords to improve their properties.  The Energy Saving Trust - which describes itself as an independent organisation ”working to address the climate emergency” - claims...

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£40k fine for unsafe scaffolding at house

26 May 2022 Kent-based RPS Scaffolding Ltd has been fined following an incident where the scaffolding the company erected collapsed, injuring two workers. Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard that in August 2020, two workers were injured when the scaffolding they were...

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Rents up 18-40 per cent across UK

16 May 2022 A new market snapshot puts the average rental rise across the UK at a remarkable 18 per cent over the past year. The website Home says a major contributor to the high UK-wide figure is the jaw-dropping rise seen across Greater London - now less than 37.1...

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Call to landlords to house Afghan refugee families

16 Feb 2022 The government is calling on landlords with suitable properties to submit Afghan resettlement offers through a relaunched housing portal. Landlords are being urged to offer homes for families evacuated from Afghanistan to help the national effort to get...

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Architects urge mass-retrofit of interwar housing

16 Feb 2022 Architects are urging the government to launch a national retrofit programme to insulate all Britain’s interwar homes, saying it can no longer afford to side-line the issue of decarbonising housing. The RIBA said to improve all homes that currently have an...

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Beware councils offering Gifts

19 Jan 2022 Cotswold council, using cash from the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, is targeting properties that fall below the minimum legal energy performance rating. The authority is offering practical help and support for non-compliant...

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New mortgage product for AirBnB Landlords

17 Jan 2022 We don’t usually publicise the likes of mortgage products on this site. But our Editor thought this looked useful to many of our readership and so here it is! Suffolk Building Society has just become one of the few lenders to consider applications from...

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