EPCs finally seem to have a point

8th September 2017

As from the 1st April 2018 there will be a requirement for any properties rented out in the private rented sector to normally 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 with effect from 1st April 2018 and for all existing tenancies on 1st April 2020. It will be unlawful to rent a property which breaches the requirement for a minimum E rating, unless there is an applicable exemption. A civil penalty of up to £4,000 will be imposed for breaches. 

In our experience there are few 'F's out there and it is not difficult to take the necessary steps to upgrade.

If anyone is worried, please do not hesitate in contacting us and we will give you best advice about how to approach this.

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