Are your rental homes E-rated?

If you’re a landlord, take note! Your rental property needs to meet the required energy performance target.

 

This is something we’ve been helping several of our customers with over the past two years, including Gascoyne Holdings and Overbury Estates.

Through the installation of secondary glazing, we’ve helped towards ensuring their rental properties meet the domestic Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard (MEES) Regulations.

According to these regulations, landlords can’t rent homes if the Energy Performance Certificate is less than an E rating. If homes fall into the F and G ratings, landlords must make recommended alterations to the property to address this.

Unfortunately, it’s often character and listed properties that fail to meet the minimum E rating, with one of the reasons due to them having single glazed windows. Swapping to modern double glazing simply isn’t an option as this contravenes listing and conservation rules. Storm’s Secondary glazing’s proven results in preventing heat loss from a home, together with its suitability for period and listed properties makes it an ideal solution to the problem.

You can find out more about the thermal performance of our secondary glazing here.

When do you need to make changes?

 

The timescales for completing necessary improvements are as follows:

If your tenancy started before 1 April 2018 and runs until at least 1 April 2002, you have until 1 April 2020 to improve the property rating to E, or register an exemption, if you want to continue to let it.

If your tenancy started before 1 April 2018 but you plan to enter a new tenancy (with a new or existing tenant) before 1 April 2020, you need to improve the property rating to E, or register an exemption, before you enter into the new tenancy or renew an existing tenancy.

If your tenancy started on or after 1 April 2018 and you haven’t already taken action, you must improve the property’s rating to E immediately, or register an exemption.

If your property is currently empty, you need to take action to improve its rating before you can let it again.

Find out more

 

Details of exemptions along with further information on the regulations can be found on the gov.uk website here.

To enquire about fitting Storm’s secondary glazing in your rental property, please get in touch with the team on 01384 636365 or email sales@stormwindows.co.uk.

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