The August publication of Flat Living has gone live and with it an article titled “Insulation, F**&**G Energy Performance Ratings & Fire Safety” written by Emily Kelly and Peter Dunsby of Eco Matters.

Insulation is tragically topical. It has to be done right. Each time Eco Matters insulates a loft we check all the down-lighters are safely covered to meet fire regulations, even if we are just adding to existing loft insulation. Our loft insulation is mineral based (as is most loft insulation) so it won’t burn. The full article explains how we can do much more than top-up loft insulation. For example, grants are available for flat roof insulation together with many other types of insulation, and can be worth as much as £50,000 for a single residents’ company.

We have full details of approximately 200,000 residents association companies in a system we’ve developed ourselves and that allows us to analyse your portfolio without you even having to dig out details for us. The system also allows us to try to help you grow your block management business. With our assistance you can write a highly targeted letter on your headed paper to residents’ management companies that you do not currently manage telling them what grant funding is available for their block of flats. Choose your areas and we will do the rest for you.

We can also identify flats that are not meeting the minimum energy efficiency rating. Anything with an F or G EPC rating is not legally allowed to be let to a new tenant from April 2018. Now is the time to address these properties. Perhaps that is the letting agent’s problem not yours? At the minimum you can look good by letting people know where they have an issue.

Is it a coincidence that the first person to get in touch with us following the publication of the article has both a letting business and a block management business?

To read the full article head over to the latest Flat Living issue here. Flat Living is a brilliant resource and we’re sure all you block managers out there are already well acquainted with it!

We’re already receiving some great feedback, which we are delighted about, and we’d love to hear your thoughts. Feel free to leave us your comments below, over on Linkedin or contact us directly through our email:
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