Government Energy Policy Fails Rural Landlords

March 3, 2017

The new energy policy from the UK Government is failing older properties in the British countryside by issuing inaccurate information to homeowners.

From the 1st April 2018 it will be illegal for private landlords to rent out properties with an energy performance certificate (EPC) rating lower than E to a new tenant. From the 1st April 2020 this will be applicable to all existing tenancies.

These regulations have caused widespread concern across the private rental sector, having had particular impact on older rural property, according to the Country Landowners Association. A report from the Association said that despite the imminence of the regulation coming into practice, the Government has yet to confirm how they will work and which properties will be included.

Read the full article on the Residential Landlord website