Fri 20 Oct 2017 View all news articles

New energy laws for landlords

Landlords are being urged to be aware of new energy efficiency laws which are coming into effect next year.

From April private non-domestic (and domestic) landlords must ensure that properties they rent reach at least an Energy Performance Certificate rating of E before granting a tenancy to new or existing tenants.

From this date it will become unlawful to arrange new lets and lease renewals for energy inefficient properties; from April 2020 the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards will also apply to existing tenancies.

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, so they should begin preparing now.

Source: Spalding Today

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