Energy Efficiency

It is a legal requirement for all dwellings in the private rented sector to have an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). The Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) (England and Wales) Regulations 2015 established a minimum level of energy efficiency for houses within the private rented sector.

From 1st April 2020, it became unlawful to let most properties if the EPC rating of the property is either F or G. Therefore, the property must be brought up to the minimum rating of E.

If the recommended works cannot be met within the £3,500 cap, landlords must carry out any relevant works up to that value before applying for an exemption. If the minimum rating of E cannot be met, landlords must register an exemption. If you fail to comply with the regulations or falsely enter information onto the exemptions register, a civil penalty can be imposed.

There are several ways to improve the energy efficiency of your property through measures such as wall, loft, roof or underfloor insulation as well as single glazing upgrades. Depending on your personal circumstances and your tenant’s you may be eligible for some financial support to make the property warmer and cheaper to run.

We are also able to offer small interest free loans to members of Barnsley Landlord Accreditation Scheme to cover the cost of any energy efficiency measures that you wish to install.