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11 Oct 2021
Scottish Government’s Home energy efficiency: equity loan pilot consultation

The Scottish Government has set out a series of actions and long term commitments in its Heat in Buildings Strategy to accelerate the decarbonisation of homes and buildings across Scotland in order to meet its net zero target by 2045.

08 Oct 2021
Heat in Buildings Strategy leaves questions unanswered

The new strategy announced by the Scottish Government requires over a million homes and the equivalent of 50,000 non-domestic buildings to convert to zero emissions by 2030.

04 Oct 2021
Autumn Budget and Spending Review 2021 Propertymark representations to HM Treasury

The 2021 Autumn Budget will be delivered on October 27 alongside a three-year spending review and HM Treasury’s call for representations to be considered as part of its decisions closed 30 September 2021.

08 Sep 2021
Report finds delivery of Green Home Grant Voucher scheme flawed

The National Audit Office (NAO) has highlighted unrealistic timeline expectations as a contributing factor to the scheme’s less than satisfactory delivery.

14 Jul 2021
English Housing Survey shows Green Home Grant underfunded

While the energy efficiency of English homes has improved over the last decade, there is more that can be done to help landlords and householders within the private rented sector (PRS) meet energy efficiency targets.

07 Jul 2021
Private Tenancies Bill to increase protections for tenants

A Bill introduced by Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey on 6 July, provides new protections for tenants in the Private Rented Sector (PRS) In Northern Ireland, focusing on safety measures, restrictions in rent increases and extending notice periods.

23 Apr 2021
Data shows Green Homes Grant Scheme inefficiencies

Data released by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy shows that, despite receiving over 100,000 applications, only a small amount of pay-outs were actually made during its lifetime.

08 Apr 2021
Rent controls are not the answer

On 6 April, Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan announced his manifesto ahead of the local elections in May 2021 with some key policy announcements that impact the housing sector, including proposals to introduce rent controls in the private rented sector.

08 Apr 2021
Long term financial plan needed for greener property sector

The UK Government announced that the Green Homes Grant Voucher Scheme launched last year will close to new applications on 31 March 2021, twelve months earlier than originally planned.

24 Mar 2021
Consultations and research announced in drive for net zero in the commercial property sector

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) is looking for views from the sector on how best to implement energy efficiency plans for commercial and industrial buildings in England and Wales.

17 Feb 2021
Improving home energy performance through lenders

We responded to the UK Government’s consultation on improving home energy performance through lenders by raising concerns that the proposed targets are unrealistic, too simplistic and could deter people from moving home.

20 Jan 2021
Improving the Energy Performance of Privately Rented Homes in England and Wales

We highlighted a number of concerns relating to affordability and the need to look beyond a one-size fits all policy. We see a need to develop proposals that work with the different age, condition, and size of properties in the private rented sector.

01 Jan 2021
Issue 42: January / March 2021

Check out the first issue of 2021. Take a look at some of the main issues we expect will impact on agents in 2021 and what changes made in recent months could be here to stay.

18 Dec 2020
The future of heat for owner occupied and privately rented homes

The UK Government announced on 14 December their ambitious plan to clean up the UK's energy system which will unleash a green economic recovery and support up to 220,000 jobs over the next decade across the whole of the UK.

04 Dec 2020
FAQs: New digital service to improve energy efficiency performance

On 30 September 2020, the UK Housing Minister launched a new digital service to help homeowners improve the energy performance of their homes and cut their energy bills.

04 Dec 2020
FAQs: Green Homes Grant

The UK Government have introduced a plan to allow homeowners and landlords to apply for vouchers from a £2 billion scheme to help fund the cost of upgrading the energy performance of their homes.

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