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Properties to rent in south east London will be subject to new energy regulations

Part of our job as lettings agents in south east London is to keep on top of new regulations and laws pertaining to lettings. It's estimated there are 500 crucial rules, pieces of legislation, regulations and laws governing the lettings industry and not every landlords has the time to keep up with the new introductions. Missing one new rule, however, could mean breaking the law. Our letting agents in south east London are now digesting a set of new energy efficiency regulations pertaining to how well houses and flats to rent in south east London perform in the energy stakes. As of 1st April 2018, landlords will not be able to rent out homes on new tenancies that have an energy rating of F or G. Instead, landlords will have to take the rental property off the market and improve its energy efficiency until it meets a minimum E rating. However, landlords should expect change sooner than 2018, add south east London letting agents. As of 1st April 2016, tenants living in F and G rated homes can demand that their landlord undertake improvements to improve energy efficiency, and the landlord will be legally obliged to bring the property up to E levels standards. The new regulations are designed to help millions of tenants who are paying as much as £1,000 a year extra on their fuel bills due to a poorly insulated and heat-leaking home. It is thought almost 10% of England and Wale's 4.2 million properties in the private rental sector currently fall below the minimum E standard, with more than 400,000 homes in need of improvement. So how will landlords know how energy efficient the homes in their portfolio are and what band they fall into' You may have heard of an Energy Performance Certificate - commonly referred to as an EPC. An EPC was made mandatory for all new tenancies signed after 1st October 2008, in order to provide landlords and tenants with information on the energy efficient and carbon emissions relating to the property. A property's performance is expressed as an easy-to-understand A to G rating, with G being the worst. The EPC on a rented property is valid for 10 years but south east London letting agents suggest landlords should request a new EPC if they have carried out works to improve a property's energy efficiency and reduce carbon emissions, such as a new boiler, loft insulation, cavity wall insulation or new double glazing. If you would like details on the latest lettings regulations and information on improving energy efficiency, or would like to register for details of properties to rent in south east London, contact Winkworth today.

Part of our job as lettings agents in south east London is to keep on top of new regulations and laws pertaining to lettings. It's estimated there are 500 crucial rules, pieces of legislation, regulations and laws governing the lettings industry and not every landlords has the time to keep up with the new introductions. Missing one new rule, however, could mean breaking the law.

Our letting agents in south east London are now digesting a set of new energy efficiency regulations pertaining to how well houses and flats to rent in south east London perform in the energy stakes. As of 1st April 2018, landlords will not be able to rent out homes on new tenancies that have an energy rating of F or G. Instead, landlords will have to take the rental property off the market and improve its energy efficiency until it meets a minimum E rating.

However, landlords should expect change sooner than 2018, add south east London letting agents. As of 1st April 2016, tenants living in F and G rated homes can demand that their landlord undertake improvements to improve energy efficiency, and the landlord will be legally obliged to bring the property up to E levels standards.

The new regulations are designed to help millions of tenants who are paying as much as £1,000 a year extra on their fuel bills due to a poorly insulated and heat-leaking home. It is thought almost 10% of England and Wale's 4.2 million properties in the private rental sector currently fall below the minimum E standard, with more than 400,000 homes in need of improvement.

So how will landlords know how energy efficient the homes in their portfolio are and what band they fall into' You may have heard of an Energy Performance Certificate - commonly referred to as an EPC. An EPC was made mandatory for all new tenancies signed after 1st October 2008, in order to provide landlords and tenants with information on the energy efficient and carbon emissions relating to the property. A property's performance is expressed as an easy-to-understand A to G rating, with G being the worst.

The EPC on a rented property is valid for 10 years but south east London letting agents suggest landlords should request a new EPC if they have carried out works to improve a property's energy efficiency and reduce carbon emissions, such as a new boiler, loft insulation, cavity wall insulation or new double glazing.

If you would like details on the latest lettings regulations and information on improving energy efficiency, or would like to register for details of properties to rent in south east London, contact Winkworth today.

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