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Insulation: Households could save £300 in new insulation scheme

Insulation: Households could save £300 in new insulation scheme   Households could save around £310 a year through an expanded scheme to insulate Britain's draughtiest homes, the government has said. It will spend £1bn from next spring on grants for homes that have low energy efficiency ratings and are in lower council tax bands. Households [...]

‘Government acts to protect tenants’ says Gove in landlord clampdown

‘Government acts to protect tenants’ says Gove in landlord clampdown   Housing Secretary Michael Gove has made an announcement overnight that “the government will always act to protect tenants.”The claim comes as part of an announcement giving cash to seven areas to clamp down on rogue private landlords. At the same time there is to be [...]

Investors scramble to dump UK property funds as valuations dive amid widening Kwarteng mini-budget chaos

Investors scramble to dump UK property funds as valuations dive amid widening Kwarteng mini-budget chaos   Following last week’s bond market turmoil, which sent shockwaves through the City, investors are now scrambling to exit UK property funds.Since the new chancellor, Kwasi Kwarteng, presented his Mini-Budget at the end of September, the pace at which investors [...]

You may not like landlords but we need them

You may not like landlords but we need them   Sounds of wailing and gnashing of teeth drift down from the rooftops. They are emitted by landlords, not a social group as likely to evoke pity as are widows and orphans. They nonetheless feel embattled, threatened with legislation to end so-called no-fault evictions, together with [...]

Sustainable Warmth Grant available for eligible households and Private Landlords

Sustainable Warmth Grant available for eligible households and Private Landlords   THURROCK Council are working with an Essex wide energy partner called Warmworks to help households who are eligible in the borough to become more energy efficient.To be eligible for the scheme your home must be rated as Energy Performance Certificate E, F or G, [...]

HMRC steps up search for landlords with undeclared rental income

HMRC steps up search for landlords with undeclared rental income   Landlords are being encouraged to get their accounts in order after an accountant specialising in buy-to-let property warned that HMRC is intensifying its efforts to track down those with undisclosed income.Since the government launched its Let Property Campaign in 2013 – an initiative which [...]

101 Ways How To Sell Your House Faster (And For More Money, Too)

101 Ways How To Sell Your House Faster (And For More Money, Too)   If you’re considering moving house, or your home is already up for sale, the following list of 101 ways to sell your house faster will be right up your street. In many cases, implementing as many of these suggestions as possible [...]

Home insulation grants: can you get help paying for loft and cavity wall insulation?

Home insulation grants: can you get help paying for loft and cavity wall insulation?   Home insulation grants can help you get loft and cavity wall insulation, potentially saving you more than £1,000 on your annual energy bills. Winter is approaching and even with the government’s ‘energy price guarantee’, keeping bills down is a priority [...]

Solar panel sales boom as energy bills soar

Solar panel sales boom as energy bills soar     The energy bills crisis has prompted a big rise in demand for solar panels.   Just over 3,000 solar installations are being carried out every week, according to trade association Solar Energy UK, up from 1,000 a week in July 2020. One provider said this [...]

Collapse of supplier Bulb could add more than £150 to energy bills

Collapse of supplier Bulb could add more than £150 to energy bills   Cost of bailing out UK company threatens to top £4bn by next spring because of soaring gas prices. Households could end up paying more than £150 extra on their energy bills because of the collapse of Bulb, as the price of bailing [...]