All rental homes to be EPC C rated by 2028?

Posted: 10/9/2021

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A new bill aims to make private rental homes band C by 2028. But the policy behind it states "where practicable, cost effective and affordable". Landlords are hoping that this important wording will be included in the legislation, as for many older properties, Band C is simply unattainable. 

In its policy statements the government has stated:

+ Homes should be EPC band C by 2035 where practicable, cost effective and affordable

+ All Private Rented Sector (PRS) homes should be EPC band C by 2028

+ Mortgage lenders should ensure an EPC band C average for their portfolios by 2030

+ The Secretary of State to take reasonable steps to assist owner occupiers to achieve EPC band C

+ Non-domestic commercial lettings are to achieve EPC band B by 2030

Let's hope common sense prevails. If not the majority of private rental accommodation in the UK would become illegal causing mass homelessness. 

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