You could increase your home’s value by 16% You could increase your home’s value by 16%

You could increase your home’s value by 16%

Simply improving your property’s EPC rating could be the way forward.

No. 1845 from our magazine|2 min read| Published in Magazine on 25 August 2022 by our Marketing Team

This is because many buyers are starting to focus their search on greener, energy-efficient homes.
 
This new buying trend may partly be the result of the government’s push to meet the UK’s target of becoming Net Zero by 2050. To achieve this worthy goal, most residential properties would need to reach an energy rating of C or above by 2035.
 
In the future, buying a low-rated home could mean having to accept tougher mortgage rates, which, combined with rising fuel costs, makes this prospect less desirable.
 
Therefore, it’s not surprising that savvy buyers are keeping an eye out for features such as air source heat pumps, PV solar panels, mechanical ventilation with heat recovery, and EV chargers, to name a few.
 
Properties for sale that are costly to run, or less environmentally friendly could see more buyers attempting to chip away at the asking price to factor in improvements they’ll eventually want to make. Likewise, eco-homes are starting to benefit from the ‘green price premium’.
 
If you’d like to learn more about how investing in energy efficiency measures could affect the value of your home, contact us. As your local property specialists, we’re happy to help.
 
We’re also on hand to match buyers with greener properties – let us know your requirements today!
 
*According to a recent Rightmove analysis of over 200,000 homes.
 

This article was originally published by BriefYourMarket and is reproduced here with their permission.

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