400,000 properties in England and Wales could be unlettable from April 2018

400,000 properties in England and Wales could be unlettable from April 2018

According to government figures one in ten UK rental properties could be unlettable next year, if landlords fail to improve their energy efficiency.

From April 2018, rental properties must have a minimum EPC rating of E. The regulations will apply to new lets and renewals of tenancies, and from 1 April 2020 it will extend to all tenancies, including sitting tenants. Meaning that it will be unlawful to rent a property that has less than an E-rating.

‘Do not put off energy performance improvements until nearer the deadline. It’s shocking to think that one in four landlords don’t even know their property’s energy rating (E.ON stats), despite needing an EPC by law. This is why the first NLCE CPD course taking place in September will be covering EPC compliance alongside Fire and Legionella risk assessment,’ says Sam Jackson, Director of the National Landlords Code of Excellence (NLCE UK).

Current legislation dictates that landlords and agents who fail to carry out an EPC within 7 days of marketing a property risk a penalty from Trading Standards.

This is why the TR Group can offer EPC Certificates at just £75 each or an EPC Certificate & Floorplan packaged together for just £110.

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Author: News @ Tenant Referencing

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