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New Regulations - Minimum Energy Efficiency Requirements

New Regulations - Minimum Energy Efficiency Requirements
Friday 03 Nov 2017 [13:23]
News Article from Pims.co.uk

Landlords & The Private Rented Sector

The new regulations will ban any landlord with a property of F and G from renting them out until they have remedied the problem to improve the rating to the acceptable level.

To sum up the new minimum level of energy efficiency requirements for landlords' properties and the actions needed to be taken if an energy performance is substandard:

Any landlord from 1st April 2018, will not be allowed to start a new tenancy from or after that date, nor extend/renew an existing tenancy if the property has an EPC rating falling within the bands F or G. This also applies to any tenancies changing from a fixed term to a statutory periodic tenancy.

As from April 1st 2020 any landlord will be prohibited from renting out a residential property that has an EPC rating of F and G.

Landlords that have a property with an F or G rating will have to improve the energy performance by making the necessary improvements to raise it to the required E minimum level.

However there are such exemptions to the regulation:

If the landlord is unable to obtain the necessary funding to cover the work that needs to be carried out to make the property EPC compliant.

Where the landlord has funded improvements where it is considered that they acted 'reasonably' but the property still falls short of and EPC E rating.

The two exemptions mean that any landlord who cannot find funding for the improvement of the property to reach the E band will not be stopped from renting it out (within reason of course).

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