A new report, published by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), in partnership with Architects Declare, has called on the built environment sector to drastically reduce its carbon emissions to work towards the UK Government’s Net Zero: Build Back Greener Strategy.
Propertymark has long called for the implementation of a well-costed, long-term financial plan to support homeowners and landlords to improve the energy efficiency of their properties.
The Welsh Government has set out revenue and capital spending for the next three years, focusing on supporting Wales’s economic recovery as it emerges from the pandemic, seeking to strengthen it in a sustainable way to deliver a greener Wales.
The Scottish Government sought views on their proposals to include the introduction of an energy target for new buildings, in addition to the current emissions target, as well as an uplift to the 2015 standard of energy efficiency for new buildings – both domestic and non-domestic.
A Draft Rented Sector Strategy has been published by the Scottish Government, setting out how they will work with landlords and tenants to provide accessible and affordable homes.
The UK Government plans to reform the private rented sector (PRS) in England and to help shape and influence the Renters’ Reforms, Propertymark has produced a paper outlining its position.
The Future of Renting features our recommendations to the UK Government and its plans to reform the private rented sector in England. We want to help shape and influence the UK Government’s Renters’ Reforms White Paper which is due to be released in 2022.
The Budget 2022-2023, announced 9 December 2021, focuses on business recovery, as well as investing in energy efficiency measures, public services and delivering house building projects.
Governments across the UK are consulting on implementing new energy efficiency standards for private rented property. Propertymark wants to see more energy–efficient homes, but new rules and requirements must be realistic and achievable.
The Programme set in place two schemes, run by Nest and Arbed, which provided free advice and energy-efficient measures to those struggling with the costs of their current energy need as well as arranged the installation of measures, including insulation, to homes in particular areas in Wales respectively.
How can the private rented sector (PRS) best prepare for the UK Government’s net-zero targets? A panel of experts, led by NRLA's London representative Kate Gregory, discussed the challenges and benefits for the PRS in a webinar on 18 November 2021.
With around 170 different pieces of legislation that must be adhered to within the private rented sector (PRS), the everchanging landscape of compliance combined with the mounting financial pressures triggered by policies such as Section 24 of the Finance (No. 2) Act 2015 and, more recently, debt arrears caused by COVID-19 more must be done to support landlords.
The ‘Energy efficiency of housing in England and Wales’ report published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) shines a light on the importance of any funding schemes provided for landlords to consider the different tenure of homes across the UK.
The Heat and Buildings Strategy sets out the UK Government’s plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to Net Zero by 2050. Learn more about the scheme and the implications for estate, letting and commercial agents.
A campaign to raise awareness and enforce rules banning landlords in England and Wales from renting homes with the worst-performing energy efficiency ratings has been launched by the UK Government.
On 21 October 2021, the report entitled 'Lagging behind – energy efficiency in low viability properties' was launched by the think tank, Localis at the Council Room, One Great George Street, Westminster. The research was sponsored by Propertymark and the NRLA.