What is the Energy Price Guarantee?

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The Energy Price Guarantee (EPG) is a temporary measure from the government that limits the amount you can be charged per unit of gas or electricity used. Before this was put in place, there was already a measure to limit the amount energy companies can charge, called the Energy Price Cap. This was launched in 2019 […]

Over a quarter of homes are listed for longer than 6 months

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More than a quarter of properties currently up for sale on Rightmove have been listed for longer than six months, new research has shown. So far this year, 28% of available homes on the UK’s number one property portalhave been on the market for more than half a year. There are 8% of properties that have […]

4 simple improvements to help sell your home

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And sales are expected to be hit next year, with a drop stemming from mortgaged buyers, particularly first-time buyers, according to the forecast. However, estate agent Hamptons say 2024 could be a “year of recovery” helped by some pent-up demand from 2023. House prices are expected to be 2% higher in the fourth quarter of 2024 than in the […]

New EPC requirements for private landlords from 2025

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Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) requirements for landlords and rented properties: what are the rules, how might they change, and how can you get prepared?  If you’re a landlord in England and Wales you might already be aware of the proposed changes to the minimum Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating required for rental homes.   These changes […]

Check out these before and after renovations

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Anyone who’s ever watched an episode of Grand Designs will know that renovating or extending a property is one of the most fulfilling things a homeowner can do. Whether you’re a first-time buyer looking to transform a doer-upper or a seasoned developer hoping to restore a period property back to its glory years, the process […]

Spring Budget 2023: energy bill support extended

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Chancellor Jeremy Hunt has announced in the Spring Budget that the current level of government funding to help protect people from higher energy bills will be extended for three months. The Energy Price Guarantee (EPG) is a temporary measure that caps energy bills for typical households at around £2,500 a year. Before the EPG was introduced in […]

EPC rating more important than ever when buying a house

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Two-thirds of homeowners didn’t know what their EPC rating was when asked When looking for a new home there are many things to consider: location, schools, maybe even the size of a garden. However, according to new research, unless you have a high energy performance rating (EPC), your house is instantly less admirable to buyers. […]