May 22, 2017
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Top tips for landlords looking to improve their property’s EPC rating.

From the 1st April 2018, all property rentals must score a minimum EPC rating of E, unless there is an applicable exemption.  This means that a third of commercial buildings could become unlettable.  Owners of non compliant buildings could be fined £4000.  This is very worrying, as when it comes to improving their property’s energy efficiency, a  whooping 49% of landlords (surveyed by E.ON) said that they do not feel adequately informed on how to do so. At Capital Energy Certificates Ltd we specialise in producing Energy Performance Certificates and our team has over 15 years experience in servicing the […]
April 26, 2017
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Do you know how much your appliances cost to run?

Did you know that an annual gas and electricity bill for a 3 bedroom house in the uk costs on average £1600  a year and about £500 less for a 2 bedroom house and £500 more, for a 4 bedroom house. We all try and save money and energy where we can.  The first step to saving money is knowing how much your appliances costs.  Just by being aware, one can, with slight behaviour changes,  shave off quite a bit of your monthly electricity bill, money that could go towards other more enjoyable pursuits.   We have gathered together a […]
February 28, 2017
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4 Things You Need To Know Before You Buy A New Boiler

Buying a new boiler is a big and expensive decision, which is why, we want to make sure that you make the best possible choice.     Read on for some important facts that can help you reach a smart purchase.      The importance of a reliable new boiler   The more reliable your new boiler, the less money you will have to pay out on expensive repairs.  With the average cost of a boiler repair at £210, its worth your while to spend a bit more at the beginning to buy a quality product. If you choose the most […]
December 28, 2016
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What is a Gas Safety Check?

Back to Basics, read on, for everything you need to know about  Gas Safety Checks: Owners of residential rented  properties, for example landlords are required by law, to arrange for a gas inspection of any gas appliances in their property.  This is known as a Gas Safety Check.  This should be performed by a Gas Safe registered engineer every 12 months.  Upon satisfactory completion of this check, the landlord will receive a Gas Safety Certificate .  This must kept on record for the next 2 years.  It is legally the landlord’s obligation to provide exisiting tenants with a copy of the certificate […]