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Energy Performance Certificates Update

February 13, 2013

Estate Agents and letting agents are legally required to include the energy performance indicator from an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) on any commercial media for homes and other buildings being marketed for sale or rent. When you market your building for sale or rent, your agent will need the EPC as s/he is legally required…

Housing Strategy Document launched with £19m interest free loan for Housing Associations

November 21, 2012

  Housing Strategy Document launched with £19m interest free loan for Housing Associations In a bid to boost house building and to help mitigate the effects of the Welfare Reform changes in the province Ministers in Northern Ireland announced a £19 million interest free loan for Housing Associations as part of the housing strategy set…

Proposed Amendments to the Energy Performance of Buildings (Certificates and Inspections) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2009

October 5, 2012

  Are you aware there is a consultation document out regarding the Proposed Amendments to the EPC Regulation for NI –  there are proposals out for consultation right now which will affect you when marketing a property for Rent or Sale, if you wish to read the Consultation Document and take the opportunity to make…

What is an EPC and when must I get one?

September 3, 2012

What is an EPC and when must I get one? EPCs are required whenever a building is constructed or marketed for sale or rent. The EPC records the energy efficiency of a property, providing a rating of the energy efficiency and carbon emissions of a building on a scale from A to G, where A…

New Landlords: 10 Points to Consider

November 14, 2010

1. Your mortgage/ bank loan. Many mortgage and loan agreements require borrowers to have written consent from lenders before they can rent out property. Make sure to confirm with your mortgage lender that you have consent and get it in writing. 2. Screening tenants Make sure you screen potential tenants, get a deposit and a…