Attention all Landlords!
14 FEB 2017
As from the 1st April 2018 there will be a requirement for any properties rented out in the private rented sector to have a minimum energy performance rating of E on an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC).
The regulations will come into force for new lets and renewals of tenancies with effect from 1st April 2018 and for all existing tenancies on 1st April 2020.
It will be unlawful to rent a property which breaches the requirement for a minimum E rating, unless there is an applicable exemption. A civil penalty of up to £4,000 will be imposed for breaches.
We at Baines Bagguley Penhale Solicitors have already started to discuss this with our investor clients, so they are fully aware of the changes ahead! #Morechanges #Beprepared #EPC