New law focuses on landlords’ EPC ratings

An Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) is a guide that wannabe buyers or tenants receive when they look at a property. It records how efficiently a home uses energy, the cost of running a home and guidance on how to boost energy efficiency.

Part of the EPC is dedicated to how energy efficient your property is. It's graded from A to G, with A meaning an energy efficient, well-insulated and G tending to mean an older, less well protected home.

Now a new law requires all residential landlords to have a minimum EPC rating of E.

Although for listed homes EPCs are not always an essential requirement, they are expected to conform to minimum energy efficiency standards. This means it’s expected that reasonable action to create an energy efficient building should be taken.

If a property is in a conservation area, then EPC ratings do apply.

That means a large number of rented homes are affected - whether they are let out to students or professionals - as well as affluent estates which come under heritage conservation areas.

This is why we are installing units to the many properties on the Hatfield House estate in Hertfordshire – and we love the part of our work that tackles the preservation and energy efficiency issues head on.

Please contact us and speak to one of the team if you need to discuss the new law and how Storm Windows can help.

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