In April 2020, the new MEES (Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard) rules will apply to all existing lets. At this point, a Landlord will need an EPC rating of an E or above to let a property. Even if a tenancy is underway and with no plans to renew, after April 2020, a Landlord will need a EPC rating of E or above.
If a Local Authority believes a landlord has failed to fulfil their obligations under the MEES Regulations, they can serve the landlord with a compliance notice. If a breach is confirmed, the landlord may receive a financial penalty.
CHiL is now able to offer FREE central heating to tenants living in privately rented properties.
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)?