Energy Efficiency: Why Landlords and Tenants Benefit

Why tenants and landlords alike benefit from improved energy efficiency

With changes to EPC rules affecting landlords, there has never been a better time to consider improving the energy efficiency of your property. Whereas our fellows in Mainland Europe have a Champions League standard, our soggy little island’s approach is more like missing the League Two promotion play-offs. Some ideas could benefit both landlords and tenants alike as well as the environment.

EPC Rules Due for April 2018 – No Exceptions

Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy confirms April 2018 deadline for EPC rules on PRS properties

In the last week, the Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy has confirmed their forthcoming changes to EPC rules. It was stated there would be no exceptions or flinching from the April 2018 deadline. The new rules, affecting private sector landlords, aims to improve the energy efficiency of properties within the Private Rented Sector.

How to Avoid Making a Mess of MEES

Are you ready for – or working towards – the MEES deadline in April 2018?

MEES house image by Mmaxer (via Shutterstock).

Are you ready? The deadline for MEES (Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards) compliance is getting closer.  Image by Mmaxer (via Shutterstock).

For tenants and landlords, energy efficiency makes for good economic sense. Tenants can benefit from lower utility bills, meaning fewer trips to the meter or lower itemised bills. Landlords can benefit from more efficient appliances and cheaper maintenance costs. From the start of April 2018, private landlords will be expected to comply with MEES ratings. In other words, Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards.