New Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards – are you ready?

Any properties rented out from the 1st April 2018 will need to comply with the government’s new Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards. Landlords only have 1 month to make sure their properties comply with these new regulations

New Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards – are you ready?

From April 1 all rented properties on new lets, including renewals, must be minimum EPC rated E.

“Landlords have been responding to tenants’ demands for better quality and better insulated homes over the last few years; the number of properties which are EPC rated F or G has fallen from around 700,000 in 2012, to 300,000 today. However, there are still a lot which don’t meet the standards” cautions David Cox, ARLA Propertymark’s chief executive.

He warns that after the deadline passes at the end of this month, landlords face fines of up to £4,000 for flouting the law, or losing money on empty properties which can’t be let until they meet the standards.



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