Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES)

In six months’ time, on 1 April 2020, minimum energy efficiency standards will apply to existing domestic tenancies as well as new tenancies. These minimum energy efficiency standards mean that you cannot rent out a property below an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of E. This applied for all new tenancies (including renewing or extending) […]

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Storage Heaters

Storage heater

Storage heaters are a great option for households that use electricity to heat their homes or for those who want to zone their heating, for example those with rooms that are occupied infrequently. The heaters work by storing heat from electricity at night and gradually releasing it when it’s needed the following day. Typically, if […]

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Gas and Electrical Safety

Gas cooker

Gas Safety All gas appliances and flues need to be checked regularly. Faulty gasworks can cause gas leaks, explosions, fires and carbon monoxide poisoning. Landlords are legally required to have a Gas Safe registered engineer complete annual safety checks. A copy of the certificate must be given to each tenant, which will show the following: A […]

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