How an Energy Performance Certificate is Conducted

When you rent or buy a property – either commercial or domestic – you should be given an Energy Performance Certificate (or EPC). This is a document showing the results of an assessment which will have been carried out by a professional assessor and indicates how energy efficient the property is. Whether you are a…

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How to Make your London Home Self-Sufficient

Whether you are looking to become more self-sufficient to lessen your impact on the environment or have a distant dream of living a ‘Good Life’, there is much to be said about living a more sustainable life, consuming what you make and reducing wastage in your home. This is not only great for the environment,…

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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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Things You Should Expect from Your Landlord Before Moving

They say that moving home can be one of the most stressful things in life. You’re probably slightly on edge about finding the right house and leaving your old one, alongside having to worry about all of the money moving around, packing up your belongings, and relying on others to help transport them to a…

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How to Sell Your Property for a Better Price

Selling a property can be a highly stressful endeavour. If you do everything you can from your side to have your home as attractive and ready-to-buy as possible you are more likely to sell quickly and get the best price possible. In this article, we look at some simple things you can do to speed…

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Energy Performance Certificates: Your Questions Answered

Energy Performance Certificates (EPC) indicate how energy efficient a building is and recommend specific ways to improve its efficiency. It is a legal requirement to obtain an EPC every time a property is bought, sold or rented. In this article, we will answer some of the common questions that arise around EPC’s. What is a…

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MEES: What are Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards?

The Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES), are legal energy-related standards for buildings that are set out and enforced by the Government. MEES means a landlord cannot renew or grant a new tenancy of longer than 6 months if a property has a low EPC rating. This article will explore the details of MEES and it’s…

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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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