Paragon issues sub-ordinated green bonds worth £150m

The proceeds of the bond will be allocated to green loans incentivising landlords to mitigate the impacts of climate change

Scotland proposes minimum energy efficiency standards for landlords

The Scottish Government is proposing minimum energy efficiency standards for privately rented homes in the country. It is seeking views on requiring all private rented properties to have a minimum Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of ‘E’ from 2019. It proposes increasing that to EPC level ‘D’ from 2022. Landlords would have six months from […]

Renters – 78% support letting only energy efficient homes

Nearly eight in 10 renters say landlords should not be allowed to let out properties that have very poor levels of energy efficiency as a majority of them find it hard to heat their homes properly. That’s according to the Energy Saving Trust’s (EST) latest poll, which found 70% of UK householders also support the […]