EPCs

New EPC targets could lead to shortage of rental properties

Residential landlords in the UK are more likely to sell their properties rather than make the energy-efficient upgrades needed to meet the government’s new EPC ratings by 2025, according to a new survey. Cleantech company Green Building Renewables, who commissioned the research, found 63% of landlords said they plan to sell properties rather than invest […]

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Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) “not reliable indicator of a property’s energy efficiency” says new study

A study of 10,000 properties by social housing data and insights company, Switchee, has found that Energy Performance Certificate scores (EPC) are not a reliable indicator of energy efficiency or heat retention in a property. Switchee analysed real-time data captured by multiple sensors housed within its Switchee devices, which are installed in thousands of UK […]

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BBC Investigation finds 6/10 UK rental homes fail to meet proposed new EPC standard

The findings of a recent BBC investigation act as a useful reminder of the ongoing consultation around Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) and the very real impacts of the energy performance of rental properties on tenants and the environment, according to a real estate finance expert. According to the BBC’s findings, six out of 10 UK rental […]

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April’s EPC legislation changes could see landlords face fines of thousands

Landlords are being urged to adhere to new regulations for their properties or face thousands of pounds of fines. April’s EPC legislation changes would mean non-domestic property owners could incur fines of up to £150,000 from Apr 1, 2023. With regulations being tightened by the government from April 1, now is a timely reminder to […]

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How technology is key to driving retrofits

To achieve the government’s EPC targets by 2035, homeowners across the country may be forced to take drastic action at a time when money is already tight. Nicola Kennedy, CEO of Heero Technologies, explains how installers can leverage technology to help homeowners decarbonise their homes. Approximately 19 million homes will require energy efficiency improvements before […]

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