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Note to landlords – what do you need to know about Energy Performance Certificate regulation?

23/04/19Note to landlords – what do you need to know about Energy Performance Certificate regulation?

If you are a landlord, you should be aware of regulations relating to Energy Performance Certificates (EPC’s) in rented property. As from the 1st April last year, both commercial and residential EPCs on new lets or lettings renewals have been required to meet a minimum rating of E. However, if there was already a tenant in the property with a continuing tenancy up to the 1st April 2023, the existing EPC can remain until this date. After this date, landlords with an EPC rating of lower than E are required to improve their EPC rating regardless of continuing a tenancy already in place.

Additionally, if a valid EPC is less than ten years old when a property is purchased, a new one is not necessary unless the property is let or sold. Landlords who have started a new tenancy or extended their current tenancy since the 1st April 2018 must ensure that they met all the requirements set out on the regulations. Any exemptions for band F and G properties must be registered on the PRS Exemptions Register.

Exemptions may be applied if:

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