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Changes to energy efficiency requirements

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.