Landlords must comply with new EPC rules by April 2018
The Residential Landlords Association (RLA) in a latest news release headlined ‘Landlords must be ready for changes to EPC rules’ highlights that the government has confirmed that changes to EPC rules preventing landlords from renting out inefficient homes will be brought in next April.
The RLA states that: In a high level meeting the department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) confirmed to the RLA there will be no movement on the implementation date.
In the news release the RLA mention: As of April 2018, all PRS homes must have a minimum Energy Performance Certificate rating of E or it will be illegal to rent them out. The rule applies to new tenancies and renewals only, but will be extended to existing tenancies by 2020.
David Smith, RLA policy director said: “The government has made it abundantly clear that there will be no movement on the April 2018 date so landlords MUST comply with the new legislation and the sooner they act the better.”
Source of Information from The Residential Landlords Association (RLA), read the news release in full click here.