Change in Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards - 1st April 2018
Change in Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards
A recent study by Rightmove showed purchasers and tenants are 30% more likely to view a property when a floor plan is available online.
From 1 April 2018, landlords of relevant domestic private rented properties may not grant a tenancy to new or existing tenants if their property has an EPC rating of band F or G (as shown on a valid Energy Performance Certificate for the property).
From 1 April 2020, landlords must not continue letting a relevant domestic property which is already let if that property has an EPC rating of band F or G (as shown on a valid Energy Performance Certificate for the property.
From 1 October 2008, landlords were required to provide their tenant with an Energy Performance Certificate, which had a lifespan of 10 years; therefore many EPCs are due to expire this year.
RdSAP Software and data changes made around 6 years ago may result in a new up-to-date report showing a better EPC rating despite no new measures having taken place, this is due to changes in information an Energy Assessor is now able to collect.
How We Can Help
For those of you who require a new EPC, either due to an energy efficiency rating of F or G, because your current EPC is due to expire this year, or to obtain an up to date report with the new RdSAP software and data changes, we can arrange this for you.
Carters Surveying Services will also be pleased to further advise on carrying out the EPC recommendations in order to assist with improving your EPC rating.
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