Rented Properties – EPC Requirements
If you intend to rent or let a residential property it must by law have a valid EPC certificate with a rating of at least an E.
The current “E” rating is under review and new legislation is expected to be introduced shortly that will require properties to have a minimum “C” rating. It is widely recommended that landlords and agents should act now whilst funding that could cover the full cost of improvements is available.
As a landlord, you may be able to get a grant and get free, improvements carried out under the latest government schemes.
Get information and approval of any grant in the quickest possible time-scale, contact us directly.
We can help with all aspects from providing initial information to completion of the necessary surveys required under PAS 2035 Retrofit Schemes, we can appoint a registered installer and ensure the improvements are carried out to the highest standards.
How to Qualify – Rented Properties – EPC Requirements
Grants and schemes are available for most householders including tenants in most areas.
Qualification varies In some areas, benefits or age-related restrictions do not apply in many locations.
If the tenant or anyone living at the property receives certain benefits qualification is likely to be assured and improvements are likely to be totally free in many cases.
Please note; In some cases, some applications may only receive a partial grant towards the overall cost, this may apply to certain property types or for non-standard installations.
Answers to Commonly Asked Questions
What EPC rating does my property require before I can offer it for rental?
The minimum EPC rating for any property is currently an E, this is required before it is rented, advertised or offered for rent.
Is the existing E rating due to change?
The current “E” rating is under review and is widely expected to be changed to at least a “C” rating, a possible date has already been put forward.
How can you help?
We have been offering help and guidance to householders for over 30 years relating to grants and schemes available for energy efficiency improvements, we are qualified under the latest PAS 2035 Scheme and can offer you advice and guidance as well as being able to ensure any identified improvements are carried out by installers registered and approved to carry out the work under the schemes.
100% free or fully funded improvements available.
In many cases, improvements could be carried out totally free and without any cost to the landlord..
The grant you will receive will be based on what you are looking for, the complexity of the work and the properties existing energy efficiency, the lower or worse the energy efficiency of your property is, the higher the potential grant. You may be able to get a partial grant towards the cost if the work cannot be carried out totally free.
How long does it take?
In many areas, we can now carry out surveys extremely quickly or even the same day, surveys can also be carried out either remotely or by fully observing any social distancing requirements.
Written approval and confirmation of your grant could also be provided the same day or within 24 – 72 hours of you contacting us.
How do I get proper advice or apply?
Contact us by initially completing the enquiry form HERE, we can then either call you back at a convenient time or send confirmation and full details directly.
About the schemes – Rented Properties – EPC Requirements
The schemes are a central government initiative and primarily designed to help keep us warm and to reduce carbon emissions that are produced when we heat our homes.
The government has committed to reducing the UK’s total carbon emissions under ambitious targets and is looking to be one of the first countries in the world to achieve nett zero carbon emissions.
Reducing pollution and carbon emissions has had cross-party political support for many years with subsequent governments increasing the overall commitment to current and new schemes. Funding continues to increase throughout most areas.
Rented Properties – EPC Requirements; Find out more about the scheme; Apply Now, limited availability in some areas.