The Energy Act 2011 is set to make 2018 an interesting year for individual private landlords and large portfolios of Private Rental Sector (PRS) dwellings and commercial buildings.
What will the regulations require?
From April 2018, private domestic and non-domestic landlords will need to ensure that their properties reach at least an EPC rating of E or above. Renting a property with an EPC rating of F or G will be unlawful and open to penalties where not complied with.
When will this affect you?
1st April 2018 – Domestic tenants can request energy efficiency improvements to properties, where reasonable requests cannot be refused*
1st April 2018 – All privately rented domestic or non-domestic buildings where new leases are granted or renewed must have an EPC rating of E or above*
1st April 2020 – All privately rented buildings must have an EPC rating of E or above*
1st April 2023 – All privately rented non-domestic buildings must have an EPC rating of E or above*.
*Some exclusions may apply
How can calfordseaden help?
calfordseaden can provide expert advice in the identification / tendering and implementation of remedial works to ensure your portfolio meets the upcoming requirements.
Remedial works may consist of:
Improvement to building fabric by applying additional insulation
Replacement of windows to reduce heat loss
Installation of high efficiency lighting, to reduce energy use
Installation of high efficiency boiler, to reduce energy use
Feasibility study and specification for the installation of renewables, to offset energy and reduce bills.
For more information please speak to Craig Hattley, Partner, on 020 7940 3200 or firstname.lastname@example.org