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KEYWORD "EPC" - 100 RESULTS
High EPC ratings push up house prices – but by how much?

Vendors could boost the value of their property by around £13,000 on average by improving its energy efficiency, research suggests. Research by...

04 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Regional agent returns to Zoopla

North East estate agent Dowen has returned to Zoopla in a bid to ramp up its plans for growth in 2024...

04 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Energy assessors demand evidence that EPCs aren’t accurate

A trade body has queried parts of consumer watchdog Which?’s report into energy performance certificates (EPCs). A report from Which? earlier this...

14 May 2024

From: Breaking News

EPC targets come back, all is forgiven

April 22nd marked ‘Earth Day’, yet it seemed to pass relatively unnoticed within the mortgage market. While the market was once abuzz...

04 May 2024

From: Features

Complete Overhaul of EPCs demanded by key consumer body

An influential consumer body is demanding a complete overhaul of Energy Performance Certificates. Which? says that with millions of households across the...

03 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Free Property Report tool rolled out to Alto users

Alto is rolling out free Property Valuation Reports for agents.  The tool can be accessed directly from individual property record pages, and...

02 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Mortgage lender wants stamp duty rebate and cash help for owners

Stamp duty rebates and cash to improve energy efficiency are being demanded by one of the country’s biggest mortgage lenders in...

26 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Call for improved training for Energy Performance Certificate assessors

A property consultancy is calling for improved accreditation for Energy Performance Certificate assessors. Re:solve Real Estate - which specialises in commercial property...

24 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Average estate agent fees hit £4,500 to £10,300 - claim

A new analysis of the cost-of-moving suggests that the typical seller will incur expenses of £5,867 - and that rises hugely...

18 April 2024

From: Breaking News

How Much Will Mortgage Rate Hikes Affect the UK Housing Market?

Borrowers are currently rolling off relatively favourable two-year fixed-rate deals agreed at the start of 2022, but the pain from higher...

30 March 2024

From: Features

The importance of open data for building a fully digital property market

The property market is awash with data. A quick Google search and any prospective buyer can find property prices, listing history,...

13 March 2024

From: Features

Viewber marks 500,000th appointment

Outsourced property viewings and inspections provider Viewber is celebrating completing more than half a million appointments. Launched at the end of 2016...

29 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Jonathan Rolande: How I would rescue the buy-to-let sector

Every year the media writes a lot about house price crashes, and often pose the question whether this is the year...

23 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Making history fit for the future

From medieval castles to Elizabethan manor houses, Georgian townhouses and Victorian terraces, the UK’s historic buildings are central to our country’s...

10 February 2024

From: Features

Transaction niggles and EPCs set to dominate 2024 market - predictions

Energy efficiency and “transaction niggles” are predicted to be key themes of 2024 for agents, buyers and sellers. Buying agent Stacks Property...

29 December 2023

From: Breaking News

PropertyBox unveils AI marketing assistant for agents

Agency media brand PropertyBox has launched an all-in-one artificial intelligence (AI) property marketing assistant for estate agents. The proptech company is now...

19 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Energy efficiency remains priority for housebuilders

While Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak, may have announced a u-turn on Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) plans in September, we continue to...

16 December 2023

From: Features

PropTech Today - Balancing AI innovation with the human touch

Large language models, machine learning, artificial intelligence, artificial general intelligence, and 'the singularity' change everything, but there again, they change literally...

29 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Builders back Stamp Duty exemption for greener homes

Builders are calling for Stamp Duty exemptions on more energy efficient properties to help tackle the housing crisis. A new 10-point plan...

21 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Buying a home with battery storage is a 'powerful' decision

As domestic battery storage systems become increasingly prevalent in UK homes, enquiries about their usage and functionality are on the rise....

20 November 2023

From: Sponsored Content

Commercial to residential - a growing opportunity

Paul Johnson, Head of Corporate Sales at Leaders Romans Group (LRG) Commercial property has historically been viewed as the more profitable asset...

04 November 2023

From: Features

Owners and Landlords pay dearly for Sunak’s eco U-turn - claim

The government should reverse some of its latest energy efficiency policies so owners, landlords and tenants can enjoy cheaper fuel bills The...

25 October 2023

From: Breaking News

 Agents invited to learn about future of energy efficiency rules

The Property Energy Professionals Association (PEPA) has opened its annual conference in Derby to estate agents and conveyancers for the first...

17 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Council buys private homes to improve their EPC ratings

A Labour council has revealed that it’s bought 15 open market homes, beefed up  their energy efficiency and will use them...

03 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Energy upgrades; down but not out

While some landlords may have breathed a sigh of relief following Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak’s announcement on energy upgrades, I suspect...

30 September 2023

From: Features

Energy efficiency remains important to homebuyers and sellers

Buyers and sellers are still factoring energy efficiency into property valuations despite Prime Minister Rishi Sunak rolling back net-zero reforms. Analysis by...

27 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Is Government Back In Love With Renting?

After years - indeed a decade - of anti-rental sector policy and rhetoric it’s difficult not to see recent days as...

23 September 2023

From: Features

Propertymark: Homeowners must be ‘incentivised not penalised’ towards net zero

Propertymark has backed delays to the Government’s net zero policies, claiming the shift to more sustainable and environmentally friendly homes should...

22 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Join the future of estate agency, today.

Estate agency has changed. No longer is it required to sit in a high street office working the old way. Provide a...

12 September 2023

From: Sponsored Content

What is ‘mixed tenure’ and why are mixed tenure developments built?

The term mixed-tenure development usually refers to residential developments where different residential tenures are provided on the same site. Typically, tenure was...

30 August 2023

From: Sponsored Content

High EPC ratings don’t boost property sale prices - claim

Energy performance certificates (EPC) make little difference to property sales and the Government should consider replacing them with more effective green...

18 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Who Has The Energy To Reform EPCs?

There is much debate about energy efficiency right now and about expected changes to minimum EPCs for private rental properties and...

12 August 2023

From: Features

Rightmove launches new tool to track training progress

Rightmove has launched a new tool to help agencies manage their training with the portal. The new tool ‘Teams View’ is available...

02 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Landlords offered alternative to selling-up amid market clampdown

Landlords considering selling up are being urged to lease their homes to a trust catering for homeless people instead. With fears that...

01 August 2023

From: Breaking News

More agency listings are going green but further work is needed – Rightmove 

Increasing numbers of agent listings are highlighting green features as key selling points, Rightmove claims. It comes as the portal call for...

28 July 2023

From: Breaking News

EPCs not the sole driver of house prices

As the Governor, Andrew Bailey, announces his plans to install heat pumps at the Bank of England, we are increasingly hearing...

22 July 2023

From: Features

Should upfront information packs be marketed like EPCs?

Sellers should be persuaded to make use of upfront information packs in the same way Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) have been...

18 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Levelling up: how a quality CRM provider helps your agency grow

Success with your chosen CRM solution should not be a one-and-done package. Once you team up with a stellar CRM provider,...

17 July 2023

From: Sponsored Content

Unlocking success: capabilities an ideal CRM toolbox should offer

CRMs can be superheroes for your business, but not all of them possess the necessary powers to save the day. As...

11 July 2023

From: Sponsored Content

Lenders urged to review mortgage criteria to reflect EPC ratings

Mortgage lending criteria and products are failing to keep up with more energy-efficient homebuilding techniques, it has been claimed. The Home Builders...

06 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Buyers willing to pay 6% premium for greener homes - claim

Almost half of home buyers would pay a premium for more energy efficient properties, research suggests. Analysis by Barclays found 47% of...

06 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Accelerating growth: the key advantages of implementing a CRM

By adopting a top-notch Customer Relationship Management (CRM) solution, you're not only opening doors to acquiring new customers and nurturing existing...

05 July 2023

From: Sponsored Content

Money saving tips for movers as costs rise 24%

The cost of moving home has soared in the past year, new figures reveal. According to new data compiled by insurers Admiral...

20 May 2023

From: Features

EPCs - chaos, confusion, and cost - an energy assessor speaks

All landlords need to have an Energy Performance Certificate (EPG), with few exemptions. As a property writer, landlord and Domestic Energy...

29 April 2023

From: Features

Net-zero for lettings: a zero-sum game for landlords?

Landlords are now quite accustomed to the challenges of operating in a market where they are often perceived as the antagonist...

22 April 2023

From: Features

Why logbooks make sense

I was delighted to read recently about the creation of the first ever ‘register of logbooks’ in the UK, which offers...

06 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Only 41% of homes in England meet recommend energy rating

New 2023 research from Open Property Group found that just 41% of homes in England meet the recommended Energy Performance Certificate...

29 March 2023

From: Features

Lettings crisis: what does this mean for UK letting agents

Listings are down, mortgage rates are high, regulations are becoming even more complex and already stretched tenants are feeling the effects...

08 March 2023

From: Features

Condensation mould – a black mark for property

Black mould associated with condensation is becoming an increasing problem for homes in the UK and following the tragic death of...

24 February 2023

From: Sponsored Content

Property Natter - Incoming! It’s hard work to figure out the housing market

Lies, damned lies, and statistics this week. I don’t know about you, but sometimes I feel as though I’m being bombarded...

11 February 2023

From: Features

Lender calls for green Stamp Duty rebate

A senior banking figure has called for Stamp Duty rebates on property purchases to help create greener homes as research shows...

09 February 2023

From: Breaking News

The Energy Performance Certificate – is it here to stay?

The Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) is the direct result of European Legislation. They were introduced because of the Energy Performance of...

30 January 2023

From: Sponsored Content

Buyers willing to pay more for a greener home - claim

Reducing gas and electricity bills is trumping environmental and regulatory concerns for buyers seeking more energy efficient homes, research suggests. Knight Frank’s...

26 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Homeowners weighing up moving or improving to go green

Making homes more energy efficient or moving to properties that have already been improved is becoming a key focus for homeowners,...

24 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Government review proposes minimum EPC rating for home sales

Agents have expressed disappointment at the lack of support for homeowners and landlords to make their homes more energy efficient. It comes...

16 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Homeowners urged not to wait for estate agent to discover their EPC rating

Homeowners are being urged to check the Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of their property before they come to sell their home. It...

21 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Are new EPC regulations viable for landlords in the current climate?

In this feature, Jonathan Daines looks at how landlords can do their bit to make the rental market greener. Global leaders have...

19 November 2022

From: Features

Energy crisis: Three tips for helping your tenants with the cost of living

With the sudden rise in energy prices in the last few months, many tenants will be feeling the pinch. Combine this...

16 November 2022

From: Features

The ‘green premium’ – buyers paying 15% more for energy efficient homes

Homebuyers are spending an average of 15.5% more for an energy efficient property, estate agents claim. New research by Santander found identified...

08 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Housing Under Rishi - don’t expect much (but be grateful for that)

And…breathe. For a while back there, the only certainty for the housing market was uncertainty. That isn’t to say the election of Rishi...

29 October 2022

From: Features

Four compliance findings from the English Private Landlords Survey

Are landlords following the law? To answer this question, the Government grouped answers from its English Private Landlords Survey 2022 according...

15 October 2022

From: Features

New-build houses save buyers £2,600 in annual energy bills - claim

New-build buyers will save on average around £2,600 a year in energy bills, research claims. Analysis based on Government’s Energy Performance Certificate...

13 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Green premium – Santander study shows buyers will pay for energy efficiency

A green premium based on energy efficiency is emerging in the UK’s property market, according to a new report by high-street...

12 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Cost of living – most buyers now consider energy consumption before buying

Research by property firm Savills has revealed that a large majority (77%) of buyers say that the potential energy consumption of...

12 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Smoove brings ‘pain-saving’ agency platform to the whole market

Smoove has announced the full market rollout of its digital onboarding platform, Smoove Start. The conveyancing software provider’s latest tool provides a...

05 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Slow going – average time to purchase a home passes five months

One of the biggest frustrations people have with the home buying and selling process is the amount of time it takes...

27 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Home hunters may pay 25% more for a ‘green property’ – claim

Forget the ‘race for space’ or room for an extension, should agents start highlighting the green features of a vendor’s property...

15 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Increasing numbers of buyers searching for eco-friendly homes - claim

Home hunters are increasingly searching for eco-friendly homes amid concerns about rising energy bills, figures suggest. New data from Legal & General...

07 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents highlight property priorities for the new Prime Minister

From housebuilding to planning laws and stamp duty reform, agents and property professionals were ready with plenty of suggestions for Liz...

06 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents still positive as Nationwide warns housing market has lost momentum

House price growth slowed in August but remains in double digits, Nationwide figures have revealed. The lender’s August House Price Index shows...

02 September 2022

From: Breaking News

What do tenants want from a rental property, landlord and agent?

Tenants are becoming more discerning – not just about the properties they choose to rent but who they rent from too. With...

31 August 2022

From: Features

Green Hub launched by Legal & General to support advisers

As the UK works towards its net zero goal by 2050, Legal & General Mortgage Club has launched a Green Hub to support...

12 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Scotland facing a ‘monumental task’ on eco housing - claim

A key minister in the Scottish Government has warned that the country faces a ‘monumental but essential task’ if it is to...

10 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Not so green property – eco concerns take backseat as cost-of-living bites

New data from Moneypenny has revealed that eco features are falling off the wish-list of potential house buyers as a result...

08 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents will be expected to discount homes with poor energy ratings in future

Homeowners are getting as much as 16% extra on average when selling their properties if the energy performance certificate (EPC) rating...

27 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Portal listings without material information ‘will eventually be rejected’

Trading Standards has indicated that non-compliant listings will eventually be rejected from portals as it urges agents to use their “professional...

13 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Connells branches to offer all vendors energy saving reporting service 

Connells Group has rolled out a new service to help homeowners, sellers and landlords boost the energy efficiency of their properties. Its...

05 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed! What buyers want from their homes and estate agents

Energy efficiency, gardens and garages as well as speedy sales are top of buyer’s wishlists, Zoopla claims. The portal has published the...

16 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Zoopla unveils new tools to get agents to switch from Jupix to Alto

Zoopla is piloting a new data migration tool to quickly transfer agent data from its Jupix to Alto software brand in just...

07 June 2022

From: Breaking News

More than half of homes fail to meet modern insulation standards

More than half of properties across England and Wales only meet insulation standards of 1976 or older. The startling figures, based on...

04 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Proptech and the future of the UK’s economy and property market

Although Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak’s Spring Statement did not include many announcements regarding housing, it did provide a good...

23 April 2022

From: Features

Interview with eXp's Glenn Sanford - 'some agents will always prefer self-employed'

The self-employed model, after years of not really catching on fully, was given a major boost by the pandemic and the...

26 March 2022

From: Features

Energy squeeze threatens financial nightmare for tenants and landlords

It’s not an easy time for many renters (and homeowners). The cost of living is going up across the board for...

26 March 2022

From: Features

The Coming ‘Budget’ - What’s In Store For Agents?

If you want to sex-up the Chancellor’s financial statement scheduled for lunchtime on Wednesday, you’d call it a Budget or a...

19 March 2022

From: Features

Will ‘upfront information’ go from buzzword to conventional practice in the year ahead?

Of the many industry buzzwords, I suspect “upfront information” was up there as one of the most widely used in 2021....

05 March 2022

From: Features

New homes boast of energy efficiency as price hike looms

Research by new homes sales service Unlatch has revealed how much cheaper energy bills are for new-builds, saving as much as...

16 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Going granular - why digging deep into residential property data is a must

With the new year in full swing, agents around the UK are likely to be making changes to the way they...

12 February 2022

From: Features

Energy efficiency increasingly vital to buyers - claim

Features often overlooked by agents and buyers now, such as double glazing and insulation, are likely to become high up on...

10 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Shock move to review EPCs after rating problem identified

The current ratings of the Energy Performance Certificate are under review according to the Department for Business, Energy and Industry Strategy. A...

08 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Interest Rates - Do They Matter Any More?

Here’s the odd thing about interest rates - we all care about them, but they don’t directly affect that many people...

05 February 2022

From: Features

Stamp duty rebates for buyers of homes with good EPCs - call

A stamp duty cut would provide a long-term to improve energy efficiency on homes, the Chancellor has been told by an...

31 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Boris Johnson’s Successor: what next for housing policies?

Will he stay or will he go? You don’t need me to say who ‘he’ is - it’s the only story...

22 January 2022

From: Features

How to prepare for lettings in 2022 and beyond using PropTech

In this guest feature, James Dilgul, Head of Marketing at Fixflo, the market-leading repairs and maintenance management software provider, looks at how...

22 January 2022

From: Features

Rummage4 tech acquired by property marketing platform

PropTech firm CoreLogic UK has acquired the property search and marketing platform Rummage4. Rummage4 was founded in 2015 by agent Robert May...

21 January 2022

From: Breaking News

EPC changes cannot be ‘one size fits all’ - trade body

Propertymark is reiterating its view that energy efficiency and EPC changes being considered by government must take account of property age...

12 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed: the hidden threat to 2022’s housing market

At the risk of mixing my metaphors, any mention of energy has become something of a blue touch paper in the...

08 January 2022

From: Features

Should house prices and mortgage costs be based on EPC ratings?

A new survey suggests two thirds of current or potential home owners would accept the idea of a mortgage interest rate...

05 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Green Mortgages linked to EPC ratings set to soar in number

Around a quarter of mortgage lenders currently have ‘green’ products promoting improved EPCs - and the vast majority of the rest...

16 December 2021

From: Breaking News

EPC Hot Air? Most owners don’t even know their rating - survey

The government’s plan to put Energy Performance Certificates at the heart of its bid to reach Net Zero has hit a stumbling...

30 November 2021

From: Breaking News

 Improving the home buying and selling process - what's the latest?

Despite the progress made in so many areas, particularly in terms of leasehold reform – although we are calling upon the...

27 November 2021

From: Features

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