If you are a landlord of one or more privately rented properties, it is your responsibility to ensure that properties meet the new minimum energy efficiency standards as set out by the UK and Scottish Governments. Union Technical offers landlords help and advice with understanding their minimum energy efficiency standards, EPC and we provide a range of energy efficiency services to improve this rating.
The Benefits of Improving Property Energy Efficiency
After meeting the minimum energy efficiency standards in your property, there are a number of fantastic benefits you can look forward to. Installing energy efficiency measures will raise your property value, promote a lower turnover of tenancies, results in reduced levels of fuel poverty and helps your tenants to lower their energy bills.
Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards for Landlords in the Private Sector
The energy efficiency requirements for landlords of homes in Scotland are different to those in the rest of the UK. The Scottish Government has released its new minimum energy efficiency standards for private rental properties
- Deadline 1st April 2020 – All new tenancies must reside in a property with a minimum EPC rating E
- Deadline 31st March 2022 – All new properties must meet the EPC band rating E
- Deadline 1st April 2022 – All new tenancies must reside in a property with a minimum EPC band rating D.
- Deadline 31st March 2025 – All new properties must meet the EPC band rating D.
Failing to meet these requirements will result in a fine and a ban on the let out of domestic properties.
Government Grants and Funding for Landlords
At Union Technical, we will provide you with a free consultation on your property portfolio. We can then access the best government grants and funding that will help you to cover the cost to meet the minimum energy efficiency standards. This can include internal wall insulation, external wall insulation, loft insulation and cavity wall insulation. Some properties may also qualify for a free or part-funded boiler.
For more information about the energy efficiency services we offer, contact the Union Technical team today for more information. You can also view our latest work here on our case studies page.
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