How energy efficient is your Buy-to-Let?

March 2018

If you are a landlord, you need to be aware that from 1st April 2018, rented homes in England and Wales must have a minimum Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of E, or you could face cumulative fines of up to £5,000 if you yo fail to adhere to the regulations.

Initially, this will apply only to new tenancies and renewals, but this is being extended to all existing tenancies by 2020. That means that landlords will not legally be able to rent out homes with an EPC rating of F or G. – although some exemptions may be in place for buildings of architectural significance.

You can read more on the government's minimum standard here.