RICS have lauched a New Home Survey Standard

This week the RICS has launched their new Home Survey Standard. It follows a consumer and industry-led consultation earlier in the year and aims to protect buyers and sellers better. There is an emphasis on the consumers being able to fully understand the benefits of...

Protecting our Wildlife

Our National Government has a mission to build One Million new homes in the UK by the end of 2020, and another half a million by 2022. They have also stated that they want our generation to be able to leave the environment in a better condition than what it was given...

Home Ownership is rising, but Private Renting needs work

The recently released English Housing Survey statistics show a welcome increase in home ownership from 2017 into 2018. It is also reported that private rentals are increasing but lagging behind in the quality and standards available. There has been a 5% increase in...

Why are there so many Empty Homes in the UK?

In the news lately, the focus has moved away from the headlines of a current housing deficit, and shifted the focus on to the increase in vacant homes. The shocking statistics have been highlighted and the reasons why more is not being done to make vacant dwellings an...

What do EPC’s mean for Landlords?

What pressures will be put on landlords as the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) start to be enforced in England and Wales? From the 1st April this year the domestic MEES came into play meaning that landlords need to make sure they reach the minimum energy...