Andrew WilliamsExtensions

Plans 2 Extend offer a complete professional service including home measurement, Autocad Architectural designs, including a council submission. When you contact Plans 2 Extend for our professional planning or architectural services, we do everything from beginning to end. We take measurements, draw up plans, submit them to the Council and copy them for application – leaving you to sit back and … Read More

Supreme Court Refuses Appeal – Tens of Thousands Benefit from Solar Panel Subsidy Reinstatement

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Legal action against the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) began back in November, when a group of solar companies acted together to enforce an injunction stopping the DECC from using 12 December as the cut-off date for existing FITs on the basis that it was “illegal, irrational and unreasonable”. The Government had earlier proposed to reduce Feed in … Read More

Property Market Fact File – April 2012

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Bank Lending Rate It has been confirmed that the Bank of England Monetary Committee have decided that the Bank Base Rate is to remain at 0.5% for a further month.  It has been at this very low level for a record period of over three years. Source: Bank of England Mortgage Lending by the Major UK Lenders According to initial … Read More

Budget Analysis 2012 – How this year’s budget will affect the property industry

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In this year’s budget, the Chancellor stressed that he was unashamedly supporting business, rewarding work and producing far reaching tax reform which would be simpler and more supportive of business than any other major world economy. Grand statements indeed, but what do the policies laid out in the budget really mean for the property industry? We take a look at … Read More

Stopping heat going up the flue. – Passive Flue Gas Heat Recovery Devices. (PFGHRD)

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Over the last few years energy prices had been rising inexorably. Every new international crisis and increasing demand from countries like China pushes fuel prices even higher. Even if the new Irish oil discoveries provide additional supply and new finds are discovered in UK waters (following the budget) and Cuadrilla are successful in extracting shale gas near Blackpool, (without allegedly … Read More

Changes to EPC legislation

Andrew WilliamsEnergy Performance Certificates

There have been important changes to the legislation concerning the provision of Energy Performance Certificates. Below are the key points in the new legislation: An EPC must be commissioned before marketing a property.. Unless you already have an EPC available you must commission an EPC from an EPC provider before you first put the property on the market. An EPC … Read More

New EPCs go live

Andrew WilliamsEnergy Performance Certificates

On the 6th April the Energy Performance of Buildings (Certificates and Inspections) (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2011 (a bit of a mouthful) will go live.  And these latest Regulations will have a significant impact on the commissioning of Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs). Sellers, landlords, and all agents (both residential, and for the first time, commercial property agents), need to … Read More