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5th February 2020

Energy Performance Certificate (EPC’s)

 

Scotland

The Scottish Government has recently sent out a statement advising that they intend to postpone the introduction of a minimum EPC requirement until 1st October 2020, 6 months after the original intended date of 1st April 2020, due to delays in finalising the regulations. The new proposed changes are below:

  • EPC of E at change of tenancy from 1 – October 2020
  • All rental properties must have an EPC rating of E by 31 March 2022
  • EPC of D at change of tenancy from 1 April 2022
  • All rental properties must have an EPC rating of D by 31 March 2025

However, there will be exemptions where:

  • It is not technically feasible to carry out improvements
  • Where other owners in a block of flats refuse consent to do work to common parts of the building
  • Where tenants refuse consent for work
  • Where permission to carry out work to a property which is listed or in a conservation area can’t be obtained
  • Where the cost of improvements needed in the period 1 October 2020 to 31 March 2022 exceeds £5000, and where the cost of improvements needed in the period after 31 March 2022 exceeds £5000

England & Wales

  • EPC of E at change of tenancy from 1st April 2018
  • All rental properties must have an EPC rating of E by 1st April 2020

If you are a landlord and are unsure whether or not your property will be meeting these legal standards then please contact us for a discussion on how we can help to improve the energy rating of your property and ensure you are complying with these laws.

To speak to one of our agents call us on 01228 792299 today!

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