CLPM provide Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards advice for Landlords.
The Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property)(England and Wales) Regulations establish a minimum level of energy efficiency for privately rented property in England and Wales. As of this month – April 2018, landlords of privately rented domestic and non-domestic property in England or Wales must ensure that their properties reach at least an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of E before granting a new tenancy to new or existing tenants.
These requirements will then apply to all private rented properties in England and Wales – even where there has been no change in tenancy arrangements – from 1 April 2020 for domestic properties, and from 1 April 2023 for non-domestic properties.
Many recently built properties in the rental market will easily reach or exceed an EPC rating of E, however this is not always true of older properties. However, with a small amount of expert advice it is usually possible to put in place actions to boost the energy efficiency of a property without too much expense, or disruption. The important thing is to ensure you make the best decisions – both to ensure compliance to the new regulations, but also to make sure your rental property is more attractive to potential tenants.
If you’re a landlord, and are interested in finding out how best to improve the energy efficiency of your rental property then our sustainability experts can help. We have 20 years experience of giving home energy efficiency advice and can assess the current status of your property,and give you expert independent advice, with cost estimates, to help in your decision-making.
This could be advice on the effect of making minor improvements such as boosting the insulation levels in the loft-space, installing cavity wall insulation, or changing the light fittings to low energy units. Or it could be more significant changes, such as installing new double-glazed windows or replacing an inefficient boiler or hot water system.
Are you a landlord looking for Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards Advice?
If you’d like to find out how CLPM can help you make the best decisions on energy efficiency improvements for your rental property then call us today on 01923 896550, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or complete a contact form.