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Software for Energy Performance Certificates to change following RLA campaign

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The software used to establish Energy Performance Certificate ratings for buildings is set to change following a campaign initiated by the Residential Landlords Association, a recent news report has been able to reveal.

After the BRE revealed that up to 10,000 properties could have been wrongly classified because Energy Performance Certificates can understate the energy efficiency of homes with solid walls and uninsulated cavity walls, the Government is making changes to the EPC software which measures the thermal efficiency of solid walls – to bring this into line with the research.

Richard Jones, policy adviser and RLA company secretary has welcomed the news.

He said: “From April 2018 landlords of properties given a rated of F or G will have to upgrade to meet the minimum E standard. If landlords are faced with compulsion this should be based on sound science, especially as landlords face financial penalties for non-compliance.

“There has been a question mark over the reliability of EPCs around solid wall properties, many of which are owned by private landlords. The BRE report has confirmed these suspicions and it is vital that the Government takes action to rectify this problem at the earliest possible opportunity as the start of compulsion draws near.”

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