Improving energy efficiency should be a major priority for residential landlords
Improving their rental properties’ energy efficiency should be a top priority for residential landlords who want to avoid potential fines of up to £150,000, property and legal experts have argued.
The warning follows the announcement of new regulations that will make it unlawful to let a property with an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of F or G.
The scheme aims to ensure all rented properties are as efficient as possible and will apply to landlords in England and Wales. The regulations follow the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) which were introduced under The Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) (England and Wales) Regulations 2015.
From 1 April 2018 all new tenancies and renewal tenancies for domestic and non-domestic properties, must have an EPC rating of E or above. Landlords with a current rating of F or G will need to make property alterations which can include anything from changes to lighting and heating systems, to more costly measures like changes to wall construction and roof insulation.
Those who do not make the appropriate changes will face penalty fines ranging between £5,000 and £150,000.
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HeatingSave is also approved to work and save fuel within the Energy Technology List, which is managed by the Carbon Trust on behalf of the Government. It is also approved by the Department of Energy & Climate Change and the Energy Savings Trust and was specified by the Building Research Establishment for the energy efficient homes retro-fit program, called The Greenhouse Project.
Last, but certainly not least, it’s important to mention that HeatingSave is a component part of the Government’s Green Deal program.
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