EPC Changes

March 2022

Landlord EPC Changes

EPCs are a widely used measure of the energy performance of buildings in the residential, commercial, and public sectors and are a key tool in promoting energy performance improvements in buildings. Since their introduction in 2007, EPCs have been required when a property is constructed or offered for sale or let. The purpose of an EPC is to indicate the energy performance of the property to prospective tenants or buyers.

In 2018, EPC requirements changed for landlords through the introduction of a minimum energy rating of ‘E’ or above for new tenancies. Now, this rule applies to all tenancies, not just new ones.

In 2021, changes to the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards were also announced that will affect landlords and rentals from 2025.

From 2025, all newly rented properties will be required to have an EPC rating of C or above. Currently properties only require an EPC rating of E or above. Existing tenancies will have until 2028 to comply with the new rule changes.

If you are interested in letting your property, or for further information, please call one of the Bournecoast team on 01202 437888, email them at propertyowners@bournecoast.co.uk or visit their website www.bournecoast.co.uk



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