New EPC Rules For Landlords Coming Soon!

News at Howes | 14/11/2019


IMPORTANT INFORMATION – ACTION MAY BE REQUIRED

THE DOMESTIC PRIVATE RENTED PROPERTY MINIMUM STANDARD FOR EPC’S

Does your current rented property have an EPC Energy rating of F or G?

An Update on regulation regarding EPC’s and landlord obligations:

Since 01 April 2018, landlords of relevant domestic private rented properties must not grant a tenancy to new or existing tenants if their property has an EPC rating of F or G (as shown on a valid EPC for the property);   

From 01 April 2020, landlords must not continue letting a relevant domestic property which is already let if that property has an EPC rating F or G (as shown on a valid EPC for the property). Landlords are encouraged to take action as soon as possible to ensure that their properties reach EPC E by the deadline of 01 April 2020. These requirements are referred to in the Regulations and in this guidance as “the prohibition on letting of sub-standard property”. Where a property is sub-standard, landlords must normally make energy efficiency improvements which raise the EPC rate to minimum E before they let the property.  In certain circumstances, landlords may be able to claim an exemption from this prohibition on letting sub-standard property. For full guidance notes and information please visit:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/domestic-private-rented-property-minimum-energy-efficiency-standard-landlord-guidance

We can help!!

If you have any concerns regarding your EPC and your legal obligations regarding obtaining the minimum standard required, please call the Pure Lettings team on 01837 55755 and we will put you in touch with our local dedicated EPC assessor who will be able to help and advise you.