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Older, less energy efficient properties likely to be left out in the cold as buying preferences change

The proposed Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) changes are already starting to sway the buying preferences of landlords, according to research from Shawbrook.* A quarter (24%) of landlords surveyed now say they are likely to avoid any property with a low EPC rating when looking to add to their portfolio.
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Shawbrook calls for clarity as landlords at risk of losing up to £9.5k annually by not improving rental properties

Landlords could lose up to £9.5k a year if they are unable to make changes to the energy efficiency of their properties ahead of the proposed Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) regulation changes, according to research by Shawbrook.
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Rents could rise as landlords consider passing EPC improvement costs onto tenants

Over half of landlords said that they will pass at least some of the costs that it will take to improve their properties’ energy efficiency rating onto their tenants, according to new report Confronting the EPC Challenge from Shawbrook Bank
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Threat to rental market as close to a quarter of landlords say their properties’ EPCs rated D or below

Supply in the rental market faces a new challenge as close to a quarter of landlords say their properties are currently rated D or below for energy efficiency, according to a new report Confronting the EPC Challenge from Shawbrook Bank.
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Landlords in the dark over the EPC rule change

1 in 7 (15%) landlords surveyed have no knowledge of the upcoming legislative changes to the Energy Performance Certificate (EPC), according to new research from Shawbrook Bank.
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A third of landlords plan to expand their portfolios in the next twelve months as confidence soars

Landlord confidence remains high as a third plan to expand their portfolio in the next twelve months according to research from Shawbrook Bank.
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Case study: Shawbrook supports customer with urgent auction purchase & refurb project

Shawbrook Bank, alongside its Strategic Partner, Vantage Finance, recently supported a customer with a £189,000 bridging loan, enabling them to purchase a 3-bed property at auction and complete refurbishment works.
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Shawbrook completes £14.5m bridging loan to refinance self-contained office in Uxbridge

Shawbrook Bank has supported a customer with a £14.5m bridging loan, allowing them to refinance a large, self-contained office building near Uxbridge town centre.
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Two in ten landlords are funding refurbishment works through short-term finance

According to our new buy-to-let research report, two in ten of the landlords we surveyed have used a credit card or another form of short-term finance to fund recent refurbishment works.

Video Case Study: Tomes Homes

Find out how Shawbrook supports this family-run business in their mission to provide quality rental accommodation to their tenants.
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Shawbrook releases Buy-to-Let Report 2021

The value of the Private Rented Sector (PRS) in England, Wales and Scotland grew by 5.8% to £1.4trn in the last year according to a new report, The Changing Face of Buy-to-Let from Shawbrook Bank.
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Upcoming research reports how private landlords helped tenants during the pandemic

Since March 2020, residential landlords estimate they gave up £6.5k in rent reductions and a further £7.5K on payment holidays.