Government energy efficiency rules set to make one third of older rural homes illegal to let

By | March 6, 2017

Government energy efficiency policies are being blamed by the CLA for making thousands of privately rented homes in the countryside illegal to let, adding to the acute pressure on rural housing.

From April 1 2018, it will be illegal for a private landlord to let a property with an energy performance certificate (EPC) rating lower than E to a new tenant, and from 1 April 2020, this will apply to all tenancies.

A huge blunder has left around 100,000 older homes with incorrect EPC ratings which fall foul of the new rules, and Ministers have not yet confirmed whether these mistakes will be rectified before the 2018 deadline – potentially making up to one third of private rented homes in the countryside illegal to let…..

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