A Scottish housing developer has revealed it is seeing a 30% rise of enquiries from buyers requesting more information on energy efficiency over the last two months.
Since former UK chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng’s ‘mini budget’, and the advent of the cost-of-living crisis, Dundas stated it has received a ‘spate’ of enquiries about the Energy Performance Certificate [EPC] rating of its homes and the prospect of buyers attaining green mortgages, which are usually synonymous with newer build homes.
Green mortgages are bestowed upon properties with an EPC rating of A or B by lenders, and are currently lower than standard mortgage rates.
Craig Fairfoull, head of sales and marketing at Dundas, said, “It is natural that as winter draws in, we begin to receive more and more enquiries about our homes’ energy efficiency. However, in light of the…