Energy Efficiency Standards Changing for Landlords from April 2020
Jane Riley, Head of Residential Property at Kerseys Solicitors explains changes for Landlords.
From 1st April 2020, it will be unlawful to let a residential property that has an Energy Performance Certificate rating of F or G.
Previously this only applied to new tenancies but from 1st April 2020, it will apply to all residential tenancies.
Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards apply to Landlords from 1st April 2020
There are some exemptions for example where an existing tenant refuses to give consent for improvement works to be carried out or the cost of the works will cost you more than £3,500 but you will have to apply for the exemption on the PRS Exemptions register.
This can be done online at https://prsregister.beis.gov.uk/NdsBeisUi/used-service-before.
Please review the Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) (England and Wales) Regulations 2015 for more detail at http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2015/962/made.Conveyancing
How Kerseys Can Help
If you require advice about buying or selling a property or conveyancing please call Jane Riley, Head of our Residential Conveyancing Team.