This change to the rules and the work that will be required in improving properties before April 2018 is another very good reason why a Landlord should work closely with a professional managing agent. We know we will keep our clients updated with legislation changes, their property safe and keep their tenants happy.
Our Property Managers have been working hard to bring the properties in our portfolio up to the required standard, however many Landlords will be unaware of what's required. If you have any questions about the changes or would like to know whether any work is necessary, our local Property Managers are on hand to help.
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Regulations to raise the energy efficiency of private rented homes come into force this spring. From April 1, landlords starting new tenancies will need to ensure the property they are letting achieves minimum energy-efficiency standards. This is equivalent to band E on energy performance certificates (EPCs). Properties rated F or G will be in breach of the regulations and subject to penalties of up to £4,000.