Following from our blog in March 2018 concerning the Energy Action 2018, we thought it would be appropriate to update with new requirements in 2020 for EPC certificates on rental properties.
In April 2018, the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) were introduced to the private rental market, which required all rented properties with new or renewed tenancy contracts to have a minimum energy performance certificate (EPC) rating of E. Landlords with existing tenancies were exempt, but that changes on 1st April, this year.
From 1 April 2020, the Minimum Energy Deficiency Standards will apply to all tenancies, regardless of when the lease was granted. This means that all UK landlords will need to make sure their buy to let properties adhere to the guidelines. The new law requires landlords with properties rated F or G to improve this rating for energy efficiency.
Landlords who fail to comply with the new EPC regulations could face fines of up to £5,000. There are a few exceptions to the above requirement:
Here are a few tips on how:
If you have any further questions regarding EPC regulations, feel free to contact us today.