Landlord guide to EPC legislation

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From 1 April it is illegal let a property with an EPC rating of F or G.

Civil penalties of up to £4000 can be imposed for breaches.

  • Do you currently let a property with an EPC rating of F or G?
  • Are you worried that your Local Authority will prosecute you for breaking the law?

At Advice 4 Renters we support tenants, protecting their rights and helping them to work with their landlords to improve the energy efficiency of their homes. We will take legal action if necessary.

For full legal implications please see Brecher LLPs landlord guidance.

It’s not all bad news though, research has shown it can be surprisingly cheap to improve the energy rating of your property, and that capital appreciation may occur following home energy improvements.

On top of that;

  • Your warmer, happier tenants will stay long term, reducing void periods and the hassle of finding new tenants. 
  • Your EPC will list the improvements you need to make to stay legal, and we’d recommend having two or more quotations from competent trades people. 
  • Citizens Advice has some handy impartial advice on finding reliable trusted trades people here.

Only by working together can we improve the countries home energy consumption and tackle the climate crisis.


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