From the 9th January 2013, there has been a requirement for all landlords to hold a valid Energy Peformance Certificate (EPC) for a property prior to marketing it for rental. This document is an assessment of the property to confirm how energy efficient it is, how energy efficient it could be and makes suggestions of improvements to increase the current rating.
The Minimum Energy efficiency standards are coming into force on 1st April 2018. Under these new regulations, any rented property with a new tenancy, renewal of a tenancy or the end of a fixed term and transfer into periodic tenancy must have an EPC rating of at least an E (39 points) or above. Any properties rated F or G must have remedial works carried out to improve their rating (subject to exemptions) to allow them to continue to be let.
From 1st April 2020 these rules will apply to ALL tenanted properties, subject to exemptions.
A fine of up to £4000 will be imposed for breaching these regulations.
Areas whereby your EPC rating could be improved include:
If you would like further information, or would like an EPC carried out, please contact us on 01454 612735.