More info needed on house sales

Energy efficiency ratings are studied by housebuyers, and sustainability information should be treated in the same way according to the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). Environmental factors including energy, waste, water and flooding should be considered, the group said. Similarly, social issues like accessibility, health and wellbeing impact on housebuyers’ requirements but are not always detailed in the right way, the group said. Other factors, like proximity to public transport, fall into both environmental and social categories.