Improving the energy performance of privately rented homes in England and Wales

The CLA has responded to the Government's consultation: Improving the energy performance of privately rented homes in England and Wales which most notably proposes the tightening minimum standards to EPC Band C from 2025 for new tenancies and by 2028 for all existing tenancies paired with an increase to the landlord cost cap to £10,000.

In our response, we highlight the unique challenge faced by off-gas grid, traditional rural homes and the serious impact these proposals will have on the rural private rented sector.  We raise a number of serious concerns, including the assessment methodology, the fuel-cost metric, the increased landlord cost cap and the timescale.

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