On October 9th 2017 the Government issued guidance on complying with new minimum EPC standards.
The Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) Regulations make it unlawful from 1st April 2018 to let domestic and commercial buildings in England and Wales which do not achieve a minimum Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of 'E'.
With research revealing that around 1 in 20 homes would fail new energy efficiency standards, as they fall into the worst-rated Bands F and G, it is clear that many landlords need to take action to improve the energy efficiency of their properties.
To help, the Department of Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has now issued a guidance document for landlords on compliance with the 2018 'Minimum Level of Energy Efficiency' standard, in accordance with the Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) (England and Wales) Regulations 2015.
To read the guidance please click on the link https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-private-rented-property-minimum-standard-landlord-guidance-documents
Did you know that you do not have to be on benefits to get help with improving the energy efficiency of your home? We have schemes for everyone.
Over 650,000 homes within the area potentially qualify for help to reduce their Energy Bills. Cosy Homes in Lancashire has been set up by all 15 Local Authorities to provide you with a simple way to find out if you are one of them.
Find out which services you are eligible for by answering one simple question:
Do you live in Lancashire with a household income of less than £30,000 or do you receive an income or disability related benefit of some kind (including Tax Credits, Carers Allowance, Attendance Allowance etc)?