Government advises of proposals to raise the minimum energy efficiency standard in rented homes to "C" by 2025
To meet its net-zero emissions target by 2050, the Government proposed raising the minimum energy efficiency standard in rented homes to ‘C’ by 2030. Following the Government’s consultation on the matter, the Minimum Energy Performance of Buildings (No. 2) Bill is currently making its way through Parliament. When it becomes law, an energy efficiency performance (EPC) of at least ‘C’ will be required for new tenancies from 31 December 2025; in the case of existing tenancies, landlords will have until 31 December 2028 to meet the new standard. As with the current rules, a property could be exempted should it satisfy certain practical and affordability criteria. Under the current Domestic Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard (MEES) Regulations, all properties must be rated ‘E’ or higher to be allowed to be privately let currently.
Should you wish to discuss the impact of these proposals on your rented property please give Simon a call on 01212402244