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Council threatens landlords with £5,000 fines over EPCs

Council threatens landlords with £5,000 fines over EPCs

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Private tenants in the South West will save hundreds on their energy bills following a council’s push to identify those with failed Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs).

'More carrot' for landlords to improve energy efficiency urges mortgage boss

'More carrot' for landlords to improve energy efficiency urges mortgage boss

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The Government must use ‘carrot’ as well as ‘stick’ policies as it attempts to improve the energy efficiency of the private rented sector, a leading mortgage broker as claimed.

Funding concerns continue to stall retrofit plans

Funding concerns continue to stall retrofit plans

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Nearly a fifth of landlords believe the government should prioritise better access to finance so they can carry out retrofitting plans.

Scotland to give landlords more time to meet minimum EPC rules

Scotland to give landlords more time to meet minimum EPC rules

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The Scottish government has backtracked on plans to force the private rented sector to meet energy efficiency deadlines by 2025.

Landlords warm to tougher energy rules - but need more help

Landlords warm to tougher energy rules - but need more help

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Most private landlords think they should be subject to stricter energy efficiency regulations, according to new research.

Fewer landlords to complete green upgrades now EPC rules scrapped

Fewer landlords to complete green upgrades now EPC rules scrapped

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Fewer landlords plan to make energy efficiency improvements since the government’s U-turn on raising EPC targets.

Minister rejects call to give landlords green upgrade tax breaks

Minister rejects call to give landlords green upgrade tax breaks

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Energy Security and Net Zero Secretary Claire Coutinho (main picture) has rejected the idea of tax breaks for landlords to pay for green upgrades.

Green Party leader says landlords 'lining their pockets'

Green Party leader says landlords 'lining their pockets'

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The Green party has promised to introduce rent controls and force landlords to make energy efficient improvements.

Generation Rent: Rishi's EPC U-turn 'cruel and reckless'

Generation Rent: Rishi's EPC U-turn 'cruel and reckless'

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Generation Rent has labelled Rishi Sunak’s EPC upgrade U-turn as “cruel, disproportionate and reckless”, forcing many renters to suffer poor health in cold homes for years to come.