Energy Efficiency: are you up to scratch?
Liz Ainslie MsC AIEMA, outlines the new legislation for energy efficiency in the domestic and non-domestic private rental market.
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The new legislation called the ‘Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) Regulations 2015’, has been passed and will make it easier for tenants to rent more energy efficient properties.
Called the Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) (England and Wales) Regulations 2015, the regulation introduces measures to improve the energy efficiency of rented properties in England and Wales. Both domestic and non-domestic private rented property is included in this legislation.
The regulations are the first instruments to be made using the powers conferred by the Energy Act 2011. The Act places a statutory duty on the Secretary of State to make regulations implementing the tenants’ energy efficiency improvements provisions by 1st April 2016.
The property industry will need to review the legislation carefully and take the regulations into account now, with start and enforcement dates beginning in the autumn of next year. The dates are phased in stages.
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