New energy regulation for landlords
What does this mean?
st April 2016, tenants can now request that energy improvements are made to their rental property. The tenant should write to the landlord to explain what measures they wish to take and how they will be funded – either directly by the tenant or through a government energy efficiency scheme (where applicable). We must point out at this stage that no consent for energy efficiency works can be unreasonably refused by a landlord. Tenants can appeal to the First-tier Tribunal if they are not satisfied with a landlord’s response.
What lies ahead?
st April 2018, landlords will need to ensure that the EPC rating of all their rental properties sit at level E or above. This applies to all new tenancies starting from April 2018.
Posted 9 months ago