Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards regulations start this week

From this coming Friday, April 1, tenants living in private rental sector property with F and G rated homes, as measured by Energy Performance Certificates, will be able to request improvements, such as more insulation. This is the first step of a long series of reforms aimed at improving the stock in the private rented sector.  The government, however, is still working on a replacement for the Green Deal and when this is announced, it is intended to allow landlords to improve the energy efficiency of their properties without upfront expenditure. Landlords who then still decline to improve their properties to E or better will be contravening the new regulations.

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