Energy Saving Requirements for Landlords in London
Private Rented Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards
As from the 1st April 2018 there will be a requirement for any properties rented out in the private rented sector to have a minimum energy performance rating of E on an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC).
The regulations will come into force for new lets and renewals of tenancies from 1st April 2018, and for all existing tenancies on 1st April 2020. It will be unlawful to rent a property which breaches the MEES requirement for a minimum E rating.
For most landlords this will mean that they will no longer be able to rent out a property with a rating of F or G after April 1st, 2018. Landlords should also be aware that under the Housing Act (2004), Local Authorities may respond to complaints from private tenants. The Local Authority must act where a Category 1 Hazard (including Excess Cold and/or Damp and Mould) exists and has discretionary powers to act where there is a Category 2 hazard in a privately rented property. Failure to bring the property up to a minimum energy rating of E may result in the Local Authority taking enforcement action.
We encourage Landlords to prepare for the new standards
before April by improving the energy efficiency of their properties. Many properties will be entitled to free or
discounted insulation, with some homes and tenants being eligible for heating
grants to assist you in meeting these standards. To view our latest grant funding rates click here.
Aran Services offer energy saving grants for property owners covering London and the surrounding areas of London.
Energy Conservation Services in London:
- Air Source Heat Pump London
- Cavity Wall Insulation London
- Energy Saving Grants in London
- Energy Saving Requirements for Landlords in London
- External Wall insulation Grants London
- Green Deal Home Improvment Fund London
- High Rise Cavity Wall Insulation London
- Loft Insulation London
- Pay As you Save Energy Saving Finance London
- Solid Wall Insulation London