London’s corporate landlords and tenants pledge to clean up energy use

Currently, business premises are responsible for around 40% of the capital’s greenhouse gas emissions

Landlords ‘illegally letting 35,000 energy inefficient properties’

New research suggests an estimated 2.5m energy performance certificates have been ‘inaccurately rated’

Government tightens up rules on electrical safety for landlords

They could face tough financial penalties if they fail to comply

Landlords required to upgrade energy inefficient rented homes

The new measures are expected to save tenants an average of £180 a year on their energy bills

UK seeks evidence on performance of EPCs

BEIS is also inviting suggestions to improve the reliability and accuracy of Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs)

Scottish Government pledges £54.5m for energy efficiency

Landlords of privately rented properties must achieve higher energy efficiency ratings by 2025

Landlords face up to £30k fine for lack of electrical safety

Landlords could face tough penalties of up to £30,000 for failing to reduce the risk of electric shocks or fires caused by electrical faults for private tenants. The UK Government is proposing five yearly mandatory electrical installation safety checks for all private rented properties and safety certificated for tenants to prove checks and repair work […]

Rural landlords call for review of new efficiency rules

A group of rural landlords have demanded a review of new energy efficiency legislation to be introduced next year. The Country Land and Business Association (CLA), which represents around 30,000 property owners, says the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) need to be clarified as they are currently unenforceable for a large number of properties. The […]

Scotland proposes minimum energy efficiency standards for landlords

The Scottish Government is proposing minimum energy efficiency standards for privately rented homes in the country. It is seeking views on requiring all private rented properties to have a minimum Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of ‘E’ from 2019. It proposes increasing that to EPC level ‘D’ from 2022. Landlords would have six months from […]

Renters paying ‘£161m more for energy’

A fifth (19%) of landlords with three or more properties have prevented tenants from switching suppliers, which has led to them overpaying for energy. New research also revealed more than one in 10 landlords admitted to denying private tenants their right to switch energy companies. That has added at least £161 million to their gas […]