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The Best Way to Maintain your Commercial Property

As a landlord, maintaining your property is of utmost importance. Whether you own office premises, retail buildings, or have a portfolio of buy-to-let homes, it’s important to keep on top of maintenance to ensure you retain property value and attract the best tenants. Here are the top practices to keep your valuable investment in order…

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How Your Commercial Building Can Achieve a B Rating by 2030

Thanks to inspiring programmes such as Blue Planet II and campaigns by the likes of Greta Thunberg, we’re becoming increasingly aware of the impact that our daily actions can have on the planet. This has led to a growing movement that is encouraging us all to become more mindful consumers, reduce our carbon emissions, and…

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How is an EPC Band Calculated?

An Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) is a simple way to understand the energy efficiency and carbon emissions of your home. It’s also a legal requirement if you’re building, selling, or renting a commercial or residential property. The certificate demonstrates the performance of your building by using bands which range from ‘A’ to ‘G’, providing a…

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What Could Brexit Mean for Your EPC?

With Brexit just around the corner and a deal yet to be made, individuals and businesses across the UK feel uncertain about what the future holds, especially when it comes to legislation. Currently, there is legislation which outlines the target energy efficiency of commercial and residential buildings, part of which is the Energy Performance Certificate…

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An EPC Guide for New Homeowners

Buying a new home is stressful and difficult and a contributing factor to this is understanding the energy rating of a home. We take the mystery out of domestic EPCs and answer some of the most common questions about this. What is an EPC? A domestic Energy Performance Certificate, or EPC for short, is a…

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Zero Carbon London – How an EPC Can Help

It can be difficult to live in one of the busiest, oldest cities in the world while remaining green. However, London has set an ambitious aim to be Zero Carbon by 2050. How energy-efficient is your home or business? You may be very eco-conscious, using electric vehicles, buying locally grown produce, eating less meat, supporting…

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Energy Regulations for Landlords in Scotland

There are many regulations that you need to think about when renting your private property. You must be aware of what regulations apply and know what action you must take to ensure that you meet the minimum legal requirements. Failing to comply with the relevant standards can lead to hefty fines and other penalties. With…

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Commercial Energy Assessments: What You Need To Know

A domestic EPC (Energy Performance Certificate) and a commercial EPC are similar, but several key differences separate the two. In particular, a commercial EPC is far more detailed than a domestic EPC, both in terms of the inspection and the recommendations provided. For that reason, a commercial EPC typically takes longer than a domestic EPC…

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What you need to do to rent out a property in Glasgow

Renting out a property can be a rewarding business venture with many fantastic benefits. This includes – an additional income from tenants, revenue potential from property growth, and the opportunity to invest your money in a relatively low-risk manner. However, you must know what steps you need to take in order to ensure that your…

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Ensure Your Home Is Warm This Winter: How an EPC Can Help You

Keeping your home warm can be pricey, but there are many things you can do over winter to heat the house up while also saving money. This can be even more challenging if your house is a bit older, built before most of the building standards were introduced. But why pay more when you can…

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