On 20 September 2023, Rishi Sunak confirmed that the pending legislation on minimum energy efficiency standards (MEES) which would have forced landlords to upgrade properties to an EPC C had been scrapped. Instead, they would “continue to encourage households to do so where they can.” There has been a collective sigh of relief among landlords […]
Refurbishment is an activity that pretty much all landlords will carry out on their rental properties at one time or another. It’s also key to the popular BRRR strategy (Buy, Refurbish, Rent, Refinance (and repeat), This involves buying a property at an undervalue, and refinancing it to pull money out after refurbishing increases its value.
Environmental concerns and sustainability are high up the political agenda, not least for private landlords. However, ESG, short for Environmental, Social and Governance, is more than just the environment. It’s a way of assessing an organisation’s impact on society and the environment, and how transparent and accountable it is. For landlords, the societal aspect is