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 their £9.1bn […]Read more
Article 4 directions for a house in multiple occupation (HMO) are an important part of planning legislation. In September 2022, Kamma’s data was tracking over 150 active directions throughout England and Wales. Its growing popularity as a tool used to control the number of HMOs in an area means that letting agents and landlords should […]Read more
How data can meet investor demand for ESG credentials, educate investors and improve the efficiency of capital Property: at the centre of global events Markets are in turmoil. A single crisis as large as the war in Ukraine, the cost of energy, or the risk of climate change would be enough to unnerve investors. Dealing […]Read more
It has been hailed as the biggest shakeup of the rented sector for 30 years, and there’s no doubt that the government’s latest white paper, ‘A Fairer Private Rented Sector’, will do just that. But how will it affect letting agents? The answer is that it will have a tremendous impact on letting agents as […]Read more
Each week Kamma brings you a digest of the key stories on home decarbonisation and the path to Net Zero Monday 5th September Ofgem hit with legal action: The energy regulator is being challenged over whether it has properly assessed the consequences of rising fuel bills Who is involved? A legal campaign group is planning […]Read more
Selective licensing is a form of discretionary property licensing for privately rented properties. It was first introduced as part of the 2004 Housing Act to improve the safety, management and quality of the Private Rented Sector (PRS). Unlike mandatory and additional licensing, it is not restricted to properties classified as a house in multiple occupation […]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
Each week Kamma brings you a digest of the key stories on property decarbonisation and the path to Net Zero 1. A solution to the cost of energy crisis for UK households? Scottish Power CEO has outlined a plan to protect households from rising energy bills that would cost over £100bn Outline the proposal. Energy […]Read more
Additional licensing is a form of discretionary property licensing applied only to a house in multiple occupation (HMO). Like other forms of property licensing, additional licensing was introduced as part of the 2004 Housing Act to improve the safety, management and quality of Private Rented Sector (PRS) properties. It is an increasingly popular tool used […]Read more
Left scratching your head over property licensing? You’re not alone. It is a notoriously complicated field that leaves many property managers looking for support. There are three types of licensing to become familiar with: mandatory, additional, and selective. The best way to make sense of the changing regulations and better understand licensing requirements is to […]Read more
The government believes there are around 500,000 HMOs (house in multiple occupation) in the UK, yet Kamma has tracked licences (mandatory and additional) for almost 800,000 HMOs and 200,000 selective licences across 285 local authorities. With even the government unsure of the size and scale of the sector, we believe it’s time for an ultimate […]Read more
In this first episode of KammaKast, Kamma’s CEO and Co-Founder Orla Shields is joined by Kevin Murphy, Customer Journey Manager and Climate Lead at NatWest Group. Together, they discuss climate change, its impact on the built environment and NatWest’s initiatives to meet Net Zero targets. As well as watching or listening on this page, you […]Read more
Every week the Kamma team brings you a summary of the top articles bridging housing, decarbonisation, and the path to Net Zero Raising Energy Standards: The Scottish Government has announced that all homes must have an EPC rating of C by 2033 Summarise the news. Scottish Greens co-leader and Minister for Zero Carbon Buildings, Active […]Read more
Every week the Kamma team brings you a summary of the top articles bridging housing, decarbonisation, and the path to Net Zero Frameworks for Thought: GFANZ report offers guidance to the financial sector on Net Zero commitments What is GFANZ? The Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero (GFANZ) is a coalition of financial institutions established […]Read more
At Kamma we know how important it is for you to have the most up to date information at your fingertips. This report will cut through the noise and give you the most recent regulatory changes. Each month, we give you a full rundown of the latest scheme announcements and property licensing news in the […]Read more
Fines for agents and landlords in Greater London have totalled more than £1.5 million in the last 12 months, as part of a wider pattern of increased enforcement of complex Private Rented Sector regulations. With increasing headlines on the subject of Rent Repayment Orders, a heavier focus on Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards, and with more […]Read more
Total fines for letting agents and landlords in the Greater London area have increased from £6,502,932 in August 2021 to £8,010,344 at the start of this month Around 20% of all fines have been recorded in the last 12 months, suggesting a major post-pandemic increase in enforcement from London’s Local Authorities Rent Repayment Orders, an […]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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