Energy Efficiency Regulations
The Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) (England and Wales) Regulations 2015
Landlords of rented property are required to have an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) in place which details on a scale from A to G the energy efficiency of a dwelling and provides useful information on likely fuel consumption costs.
As from April 1, 2020 the legislation has been fully implemented and now applies to all tenancies. From this date it is an offence to let a property with an energy rating of F or G, unless an exemption certificate is obtained. Further details of these regulations can be found in the Energy Efficiency Regulations [185.71KB].
Properties with poor energy efficiency waste energy and impose unnecessary costs on tenants and the wider economy. In addition, these properties contribute to avoidable greenhouse gas emissions.
As part of this legislation, the department has also been given a range of enforcement powers which allow us to issue a Financial Penalty on any landlord that is found to have breached these regulations. Further information on these penalties can be found on the Councils 'About Housing Standards' page, within a document entitled Locally Adopted Charges.