The Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Sector) Regulations 2015 has implications for private landlords.
From April 2020, the new MEES rules will apply to all existing lets. You now require an EPC rating of an E or above to let your property. Even if your tenancy is already underway and you have no plans to renew, as of April 2020 you will need to have an EPC rating of E or above.
Making your property energy-efficient to comply with the new EPC legislation needn't be complicated or expensive. It could be as simple as upgrading your boiler, installing a new central heating system or having cavity wall insulation. You just need to let your tenant know about any upgrades you are making to improve your property's EPC rating.
In many instances your tenant may be eligible for free or subsidised energy saving measures and may only need to pay a small contribution towards the required upgrades which could help you improve your property's EPC rating and achieve MEES.
Need an EPC? Our experienced team of in-house surveyors can provide an EPC for £60 inclusive of VAT.
Contact CHiL today to find out what help is available to you and your tenants.