Earlier this month, the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, called for a national rogue landlord database after announcing that under just a million tenants in London have accessed the Rogue Landlord and Agent Checker and property Licence Checker. At the same time, secretary of State Michael Gove has also announced funding for seven councils to […]Read more
October has seen the return of Michael Gove as the UK’s housing secretary, which has received a mixed response from the industry. After previously being fired by then PM, Boris Johnson, Gove was again named housing secretary earlier this month, and is the forth housing secretary since the start of the year. His return is […]Read more
The UK is experiencing the worst cost of living crisis in many years and at the same time the government is laying out plans to enforce stricter standards and punishments against rogue landlords. The government has announced that stricter standards are under plan to be brought in to eliminate unsafe and cold rental housing. As […]Read more
The rental market is more challenging than ever. Tenants are struggling to find budget friendly rental properties, and landlord and agents are struggling to keep up with licensing and energy efficiency regulations. At the same time, the UK is experiencing the worst cost of living crisis in many years… At Kamma, we understand that property […]Read more
Council enforcement is on the rise and is continuing to receive a lot of attention in the media. For example, BBC recently published a story around Leicester’s new selective licensing scheme that has been introduced to protect vulnerable people and improve standards of housing. At Kamma, we understand that property licensing is complex, inconsistent, and […]Read more
In the last couple of months there’s been a steady increase in Rent Repayment Orders, or RROs across the UK. Major news publications including the Sun are starting to pick up on stories about tenants that are applying for RROs and spreading awareness about tenants rights to apply for RROs – at the same time, […]Read more
We have seen some record breaking fines now in May, including a £300,000 fine handed out to a rogue landlord in Southwark. But it’s not just landlords that are getting fined, property managers all over the country are also experiencing increases in fines of non compliance… At Kamma, we understand that property licensing is complex, […]Read more
Fuel poverty could hit 42% of Private Rented Sector households as it is expected to more than double in England Unequal support across sectors has helped the social housing sector to more than halve fuel poverty (pre-crisis), the PRS by only a third The UK government could reduce fuel poverty by 56.6%, if they spend […]Read more
Total fines for letting agents and landlords in London have now surpassed £7.5 million for the first time ever. Not only are we seeing a big increase in fines handed out to landlords and agents, April has also been a record month for property licensing in the private rented sector with several new licensing schemes. […]Read more
2: Efficient Homes (Fabric First Upgrades) This is the second in a series of four insightful, evidence-based articles focused on steps to achieving Net Zero for the UK property sector. As a world-leading geospatial technology company and creator of the country’s most advanced dataset on residential carbon emissions, we at Kamma have charted the legislative […]Read more
1: Energy Efficient Devices This marks the first in a series of four insightful, evidence-based articles focused on steps to achieving Net Zero for the UK property sector. As a world-leading geospatial technology company and creator of the country’s most advanced dataset on residential carbon emissions, we at Kamma have charted the legislative journey to […]Read more
This month Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London, announced a plan to train more Private Rented Sector enforcement officers to help tackle a lack of inspections from councils, which has led to many landlords getting away with letting out potentially hazardous properties. The Mayor is also calling for a system where tenants have greater capacity to […]Read more
On Friday the 28th of January 2022, Kamma was invited to speak at Sky News’ Daily Climate Show to discuss our energy efficiency analysis of the UK housing sector. In January, we launched Property Zero: The path to carbon neutrality for UK homes, an interactive data site displaying how a lack of energy efficiency measures […]Read more
Why have we launched this site? We believe that Net Zero can be made possible through both public and private sector financing. We believe that improving energy efficiency and decentralising electricity allows individuals to keep their bills low. We believe that a path to Property Zero: carbon neutrality for UK housing is possible by 2050. […]Read more
Why agents need to prepare now. The UK residential property sector contributes to 22% of all UK emissions. With COP26 just a few weeks away, there is a huge amount in the legislative pipeline designed to tackle this problem. Earlier this year the government passed the first reading of the Minimum Energy Efficiency of Buildings […]Read more
Passing on the cost of the Bill: New government policy could hand landlords a £29 billion energy efficiency cost, little support, and easy ways to avoid it The path to Net Zero for UK property demands a switch to renewable sources and a substantial increase in energy efficiency. As many properties as possible need to […]Read more
The Croydon licensing scheme rejection sends a clear message to local authorities. Earlier this month, Croydon Council was dealt a heavy blow by the Secretary of State of Housing, Robert Jenrick, after their application to extend a borough-wide Selective licensing was firmly rejected. The final decision came after a long wait for the council, whose […]Read more
On the 24th of February Kamma hosted a webinar for mortgage lenders and housing providers covering topic including: The Path to Net Zero (or as we like to call it – Property Zero) for UK Homes New regulatory responsibilities and risks for large portfolio owners Cost-effective ways to support tenants to reduce heating bills […]Read more
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