Is Your Rental Property Energy Efficient?

Energy Performance Certificate

Are UK landlords struggling to keep properties energy efficient?

According to research conducted by the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA), 17% of UK landlords reckon their rental properties would fail Energy Performance Certification (EPC).

Under the Government’s Green Deal proposals Landlords who own rental properties that fall into the lowest two categories of energy efficiency could be banned from the private rental market.

From 2018, properties with F and G EPC ratings will not be allowed to be let within the UK Private Rented Sector (PRS).

35% of UK landlords don’t even know what their rental properties EPC rating is.

ARLA has called for the UK Government to help landlords to achieve minimum energy efficiency standards, asking for the Landlords Energy Savings Allowance to be extended and for the Government to offer tax relief to landlords for the improvement of PRS rental properties, claiming that it is going to be exceedingly difficult for the majority of UK landlords to find the funds to improve their rental properties.

While the Green Deal will offer landlords upfront access to funds, it is tenants, as users of the properties, who will have to repay the loan.

Legal 4 Landlords have always been on the side of landlords and now offer a wide range of services for UK landlords including Energy Performance Certification (EPC’s)