Category: Green Deal

Will Landlords have to pay up to £5000 towards energy efficiency improvements next year?

Will Landlords have to pay up to £5000 towards energy efficiency improvements next year?

Landlords should be aware that from 1st April 2018, new Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) will prohibit landlords from granting new tenancies (or renewing/extending existing tenancies) for properties with an EPC rating of F or G. The Government has now signalled their intention to toughen the regulations even further. As it stands currently, landlords can … Continue reading Will Landlords have to pay up to £5000 towards energy efficiency improvements next year?

Is this the end of the EPC?

Handed down to the UK through the catchy-named European Union Directive 2002/91/EC, Energy Performance Certificates have been the cause of many a headache for landlords since their introduction through the infamous Home Information Packs in 2007. In 2012 we saw the tightening on regulations mandating EPCs for the private rented sector, and just last year … Continue reading Is this the end of the EPC?

Tenants’ Right to Request Energy Efficiency Improvements

From today (April 1st), where a tenant requests their landlord’s consent to make energy efficiency improvements, the landlord may not unreasonably refuse consent. This is part of the drive to make the PRS more energy efficient, and is the precursor to regulations dictating an EPC minimum rating of E for new tenancies (2018) and for … Continue reading Tenants’ Right to Request Energy Efficiency Improvements

Withdrawal of Green Deal

The Government announced the effective end of the Green Deal Scheme on Thursday 23 July when it confirmed that that no further funding would be provided to the Green Deal Finance Company, which makes and administers the Green Deal loans, or to the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund (GDHIF), which provide additional subsidy to install … Continue reading Withdrawal of Green Deal