The Regulations set out the minimum level of energy efficiency for private rented property in England and Wales. In relation to the non-domestic private rented sector, Part 3 of the Regulations contains the minimum level of energy efficiency provisions, which is currently set at an energy performance certificate (EPC) rating of at least band E.

As band E is a minimum, landlords who are installing relevant energy efficiency improvements may also wish to aim above and beyond the current requirement in order to achieve greater energy savings. The minimum level of energy efficiency provisions will mean that, subject to certain requirements and exemptions:

a) from 1 April 2018, landlords of non-domestic private rented properties (including public sector landlords) may not grant a tenancy to new or existing tenants if their property has an EPC rating of band F or G (shown on a valid Energy Performance Certificate for the property).

b) from 1 April 2023, landlords must not continue letting a non-domestic property which is already let if that property has an EPC rating of band F or G.

Minimum Standards Compliance Decision Process

 

Carbonbit conducts a Full Portfolio/Tenancy Schedule Review and a recommendation and remediation plan. Contact us for details.