Tag Archives: Europe

Yes you are your brother’s keeper. Immigration Bill 2013

Last week the Immigration Bill was given its first reading in Parliament. As was mooted in the Queen’s Speech, it contains requirements on landlords and agents to check the immigration status of tenants, with penalties for failure to comply. If the Bill becomes law, people living in the UK without the “right to rent” are […]

Lettings Fees

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has decided that all charges that will be imposed on a proposed Tenant must be made clear in all advertising of the property prior to the letting. In other words, no hidden fees. This comes after a complaint was made against Your-move.co.uk Ltd ( Your Move) stating that an advert […]

EPCs – latest news

Tomorrow 9 January 2013 sees the coming into force of changes in the regulations regarding Energy Performance Certificates. The government announced these changes to the EPC, and air conditioning inspections regime, on 19 December 2012. The changes come from the EU Directive (Council Directive 2010/31/EU) on the energy performance of buildings (EPB Directive 2010). The […]

Energy Performance Consultations and Next Steps

The DCLG has published summaries of responses to a series of consultations on Energy Performance Certificates and has indicated how it will be taking the matter forward. The main proposals of interest to the PRS being consulted on were: Wider publication of EPC data Requiring EPCs where individual rooms in HMOs were rented Requiring EPCs […]

Further Energy Performance Tweaks

The EPC regulations have been amended in order to allow for information about less efficient properties to be provided to the Energy Saving Trust.

EPC Directive Changes

The European Commission, the primary legislative body of the EU, has put forward proposals to make changes to the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD). CLG has published a consultation on the proposals to allow it to reflect the views of UK stakeholders back to the commission. The proposals are in two categories. The first […]

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