Since October 2008 it has been law to have an EPC for a property that is being letting out, and that EPC will last 10 years.
From the 1st of April 2016 new laws and standards came into force which meant landlords were subject to further regulation regarding energy efficiency.
These are called the MEES (Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards)
From April 2018, and coinciding with the 10 year EPC renewal, a landlord could not grant a new tenancy to an existing tenant or a new tenant for a property with an Energy Performance Certificate rating below an E grade.
This meant that all properties rated F and G could no longer be able to be let out by a landlord.
As we understand it, the fine for non-compliance of these rules has been £5000 per property.
Fast forward to now, and new rules are coming into place in 2025 where the EPC rating is moving again, this time to a C rating, which will be much harder to reach than the previous E rating
We are already working with local councils, landlords, universities, and housing association’s to help them plan for 2025 and the C rating.
Give us a call on 01245 344 534 for more details, and helpful advice on how best to prepare your property for the new 2025 deadline.