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Residential landlords – your EPC rating must be an E or higher
9 May 2017

The Energy Efficiency Regulations 2015 will come into force on 1st April 2016 (Parts 1 and 2) and 1st October 2016 (Part 3). The regulations apply to domestic private rented sector properties in England and Wales. This includes assured or shorthold tenancies and assured agricultural tenancies.

Parts 1 and 2 regulations will enable the tenant to:

  • Request their landlord’s consent to make energy efficiency improvements to the property.
  • Impose a duty on the landlord not to unreasonably refuse their consent to the improvements.
  • Set out exemptions as to when such consent will not be considered to be unreasonably withheld.

Part 3 regulations set out a minimum energy efficiency standard which must be an E or higher and will prohibit landlords from letting out properties or renewing an existing tenancy which have an F or G EPC rating after 1st April 2018 and must not continue to let the property after 1st April 2020.

Energy improvement works will need to be carried out if your property falls into an F or G EPC rating, otherwise a penalty of up to £4,000 will be imposed.

Kellie Marsh, Residential Lettings Manager at Robinson & Hall, comments “Energy improvement works can at times take a while to complete so make sure you don’t leave yours until the last minute. Our Architecture & Building Surveying department can advise on work required and provide quotes so you can start factoring in additional costs and planning when best to carry out the work with minimum disruption.”

If you are looking to let your property out and require an EPC or free, no obligation market appraisal, please call Kellie Marsh.

Call or email Kellie Marsh on

01234 362937

If you would like to speak to our Architecture & Building Surveying department about making your property more energy efficient, please call Robert Franklin.

Call or email Robert Franklin on

01234 362917

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