Energy Performance Ratings

From 1st April 2018, there will be a requirement for any new tenancies or renewals of tenancies of privately rented properties (non-domestic and domestic) to have a minimum energy performance rating of E. This will also come into force for all existing tenancies on 1st April 2020.

The government has announced it will be unlawful to rent out a property, which breaches this minimum rating.

A civil penalty of up to £4,000 will be imposed for landlords who do - meaning properties that fall in the F or G category will no longer be acceptable.