Mountgrange Heritage

How changes to EPC Legislation in 2018 will affect you as a Landlord

 

From 1st April 2018 legislative changes come into effect, which require residential rental properties to have an EPC (Energy Performance Certificate) of E or above. The two lowest grades of F and G will be unlawful from this date.

The regulations will come into force for new lets and tenancy renewals from this April and all existing tenancies from 1st April 2020.

From these dates any rented property that breaches this requirement will be at risk of a civil penalty of up to £4,000, unless there is an applicable exemption.

Here is a summary of what Landlords need to know about the EPC changes:

If you would like to read more about EPC changes please start here and navigate your way around:

http://www.rics.org/uk/knowledge/glossary/energy-performance-certificates-for-residential-property/

Buildings exempt from the regulations:

What should you do if you’re concerned?

Most of our rental properties have an EPC rating of E or above so have no need to worry about these new regulations.

However, government legislation will only go one way in the future, in the direction of better energy efficiency. So, good practise would be to bear this in mind with any works you do to your property. Indeed future tenants may demand good energy efficiency as part of their property search.

If you need an EPC, please contact us here and we can arrange one for you.

We can also advise landlords on how to improve the energy efficiency of their properties. There are so many things you can do including installing or improving:

 

If you would like to learn more about how we can help you avoid potential risks in your property please contact:

Nichola Andrews, Director of Property Management

020 7368 4418
nichola@mountgrangeheritage.co.uk

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