The Government has must announced the dates by which rental properties are required to meet certain energy efficiency measures. These are related to the property’s EPC and are as follows:
April 2018: by this date it will be unlawful to let out a property with an F or G Energy Performance Certificate rating, as a new let. There will be a few limited exemptions.
April 2020: by this date the requirement for a minimum E rating will apply, not just to new lets but also to existing tenancies.
2025: the target is for a minimum D rating.
2030: the minimum target will be a C rating.
If any landlords are concerned about what this means or how to implement the requirements then please call either Andrew or Elaine for advice – we are always happy to help where we can.