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Antony Antoniou – Luxury Property Expert

November 2023

Easier Flat Conversions Announced in Autumn Statement New housing policy 

The UK government has announced a new housing policy in the Autumn Statement that could revolutionize the property market. The plan would allow homeowners to convert houses into two flats without needing planning permission. This new “permitted development right” is slated to come into effect in 2024 after a consultation period.

NSI Savings Bonds Slashed

NSI Savings Bonds Slashed Good news for borrowers but not so good for savers. The National Savings and Investments has slashed its three-year savings bonds by a huge 1.75% in one go, taking it down from 5.7% to 3.95%. I believe it’s the first time that National Savings Investments have… Read More »NSI Savings Bonds Slashed

A Critical Examination of Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs)

A Critical Examination of Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) A Call for Comprehensive Transformation **Introduction** Amid the ongoing discourse on energy efficiency, the spotlight has shifted towards reevaluating the core principles of Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) for private rental properties, transcending mere adjustments to set targets. The question looms: Can we… Read More »A Critical Examination of Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs)