Private Rented Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards
From the 1st April 2018 there has been a
requirement for any properties rented out in the private rented sector
to have a minimum energy performance rating of E or above on an Energy
Performance Certificate (EPC).
regulations apply to 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.
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 improve the energy efficiency of their
properties. Many tenants and properties could be entitled to free or
discounted insulation. To view new qualifying and grant funding rates click here.
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