Energy Act 2011
From April 2018, the proposed legislative changes will make it unlawful to re-let residential or commercial properties with an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) Rating of F or G. This could have significant implication for Landlords and requires some budgeting and planning now before the legislation comes in.
The final details of the legislation have not been fully announced and there may be some properties that are excluded e.g. Listed Properties and Farmhouses under AHA (Agricultural Holding Act) tenancies. We are expecting further confirmation of the secondary legislation later this year
At Godfrey-Payton we have an in-house EPC Assessor, following his survey we can recommend cost effective measures to increase the energy efficiency of your properties. We can also help you access available funding for insulation or renewable energy systems.
Review your properties and see if it requires an EPC or is exempt.
Get an EPC done if you haven’t already and check the actual band that the properties falls in.
Assess what improvements can be made to raise the energy efficiency of the building. There are lots of low cost options which can raise you EPC e.g.lagging hot water cylinders, loft insulation, draft proofing doors, energy saving light bulbs and fittings.
Make sure when doing ongoing maintenance or renovations on properties these energy efficiency measures are included.
Access any grants available, make sure you take advantage of enhanced capital allowances available and see if the Government’s ‘Green Deal’ initiative is suitable.
Start planning now to spread the cost
For an EPC assessment call Phillip Mawson
01858 462467 firstname.lastname@example.org
For Renewable Energy Advice please call Zoe Bell
01926 492511 email@example.com