New energy ratings set to improve rental yields

From April 2018, new rules come into force that ensures rental properties have a minimum energy performance certificate (EPC) rating of E or better before new tenants can move in. Failure to comply can result in fines up to £5,000.

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Planning regulation exemptions make it easier to convert properties

Changes to planning regulations came into force in April 2016, meaning that converting some property from office to residential use can be undertaken without needing planning permission. Landlords are increasingly using bridging loans to (more…)

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