What to Check Before Making an Offer on a House in London

With the property market as it is at the moment, it can be tempting to make an offer on a house as soon as you see it. This is especially the case in London. As houses are few and far between, there is a high amount of demand and not much supply. However, it is…

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Climate Change: The Challenges Facing London

Climate change is a severe problem that the world is facing. Historically, cities across the globe have and will continue to undergo drastic and potentially disastrous changes that will have damaging effects on health and infrastructure. And although figures show that out of every area in England, London has the lowest carbon emissions per person,…

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Energy Saving New Year’s Resolutions

It’s a brand-new year which means you can put your best foot forward with some New Year’s resolutions. Our EPC London team are keen to recommend saving energy at home. Choosing an energy saving resolution can be fantastic for two reasons: lowering your energy usage will lessen your contribution towards polluting the planet, and at…

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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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