Date Published 21 January 2016
By April 2018 a new law regarding EPC ranking will be put into place and all Landlords will need to be aware. It will be illegal to rent out a property with an F or a G energy performance certificate rating under a new tenancy agreement.
However it doesn't' stop there, by April 2020 the minimum requirement of an EPC rating will be an E and this will not only include new lets but existing lets also.
The government also wants to achieve by 2025 all ratings to be a D or above then ultimately by 2030 no ratings under a C.
2018 may seem a long way away but ensuring your property is efficient as possible is a matter of urgency and it won't be long until the laws are set into place.
So here are a few tips that either you as a landlord or a tenant can carry out at the property:
-Fit a jacket around your hot water tank
-Use energy saving light bulbs
-Insulate your home
For more info please visit this website: https://www.urbansalesandlettings.co.uk/blog/post/Be-green-in-2016!.aspx