Government sets out new rules for energy efficiency in PRS
Landlords to be required to install energy efficient measures in order to save tenants money and reduce carbon emissions.
Claire Perry, Energy and Clean Growth Minister, has announced that landlords will not be able to put homes on the market if they are EPC rating F or G.
Since April this year, landlords who own some of the coldest privately rented homes have been required to improve these properties with energy efficiency measures where support is available to cover the costs.
The new measures, announced today following a public consultation, will go further requiring landlords to contribute to the cost of upgrades.
During 2019, properties with an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of F or G, the lowest two energy efficiency ratings available, must be made warmer by landlords before they can be put on the rental market for new tenancies.