Recently the department for Business Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) launched a consultation with the aim to improve the energy efficiency of privately rented homes in England and Wales.
This change, if implemented would be substantial as it would require all privately rented homes to have an EPC rating of C by 2028. With the current MEES requirement of E, Landlord would have to make considerable changes to the fabric of the property in order to meet these new standards.
The proposal is as follows:
1.‘New tenancies’ to reach EPC rating of C from 1st April 2025.
2. 'All tenancies’ to reach EPC rating of C by 1st April 2028.
Please find below further details to the government consultation on improving the energy efficiency of privately rented homes.
Please also find a response to this consultation from one of the leading accreditation bodies 'Elmhust Energy:'
The UK Government has increase its focus towards trying to minimise the harmful effects of climate change. In addition, the recent elections in America and the appointment of Joe Biden should see further collaboration from these two nations to ensure adequate steps are taken. We expect this to, in turn, ripple down and have an impact on the EPC industry in a positive way.
Are you a landlord based in Bradford, Leeds, Bingley, Keighley, Shipley, Halifax and require an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)? Please contact us and we will aim to book you in for an EPC survey within 48 hours. Our friendly team will also check to make sure that you do actually need an EPC. So many times an EPC has already been registered in the last 10 years without property owners being aware. This may have been due to a past loft or boiler installation as an EPC was a requirement for many green deal grants historically.
Whatever your queries, we will be more than happy to assist.