Energy efficiency regulations for landlords

As a landlord in England and Wales, there are changes to the energy efficiency regulations you need to know about and we’re here to help you get to grips with these.

What’s changed?

1 April 2018 – New minimum standards of energy efficiency for private rented properties were introduced. From that date, landlords must make sure their properties have an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of E or higher before granting a new tenancy to both new or existing tenants.

What's changing?

1 April 2020 – Landlords will be prohibited from renting out all private rented properties (including existing tenancies) that don’t meet the minimum E rating.

1 April 2023 – Landlords will be prohibited from renting out non-domestic (e.g. commercial) properties with an F or G rating.

What these changes mean for you

In a nutshell, you won’t be able to rent out properties that don’t meet the minimum E rating, unless it qualifies for an exemption.

Looking for more information?

You can find more information and guidance on the government’s website, including the domestic landlord guidance.