Published: 04/04/2023 By Allan Fuller
The Department for Energy Security and Net Zero has previously proposed a deadline of 2025 for new residential lettings to achieve an energy performance rating of at least C, and a deadline of 2028 for all other rented properties.
However, the rumour is that the deadline will now be extended to 2028. It seems that there has been a realisation that there is not enough time for older properties to upgrade. Across the country much of our housing stock was constructed long before any thought was given to energy saving and efficiency.
We will be watching developments closely and keeping our landlords advised as soon as there is clarity, meantime it is worth planning ahead, for example in many instances minor changes with improve a rating, such as switching to LED lighting.