Over the next year Landlords are urged to check the Energy Efficiency of their rental properties with a view to improving older properties with standards below an E. This is because from the 1st April 2018 it will be illegal to let a property or renew an existing lease on any property with a rating of below an E.
Energy Performance Certificates or EPC’s as they are known, are well known certificates that are required by anyone looking to sell or rent out their property, but the new changes to legislation will mean that older properties with poor ratings will need to be improved if you are going to continue to let them. It has taken many years for people to fully understand what EPC’s are and when a property needs one and now there are more changes afoot!
From the 1st April 2020 the regulations will also apply to existing tenancies so either way, it would be a good idea for Landlords across the UK to start examining the energy performance of their properties.
Check out this article from Residential Landlord, who have shared some good ideas on how to improve the rating of your property (and it is not as expensive as you may think!)