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How we measure energy efficiency in homes isn’t working

As the latest English Housing Survey reveals that  the majority of homes in England have sub-standard energy efficiency ratings, Freya Wise of The Open University warns that “EPCs aren’t working”, arguing that they “are often inaccurate when predicting energy use.”

What the first week post-SDLT holiday tells us

Data from the first week following the end of the full stamp duty holiday suggests the market will quickly regain momentum, writes Tom Bill – but the lack of supply remains a problem…

House prices: Why the risks of a fall are higher than most people think

“The fact that house prices have been rising quickly over the last year makes the market more vulnerable to external shocks to the economy,” says Professor Geoff Meen, as he warns “there are numerous conventional reasons to at least expect some slowdown in the growth of house prices.”