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Will your property survive in 2018?

It is estimated 2 out of 7 private rented homes may be unlettable in two years without action. F...

It is estimated 2 out of 7 private rented homes may be unlettable in two years without action.

From 1st April 2018 a ban from letting properties in Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) bands F and G (IE 38 SAP & less) will apply. This does not affect existing tenancies until 1st April 2020.  A civil penalty of up to £4000 could be imposed for breaches.

 Private landlords are being encouraged to take action now.

•  Check which properties currently have an EPC.

•  Identify properties having an F or G rating.

•  Use the recommendation report attached to the original EPC as your starting point. 

53% of Nottingham homes failing to reach E rating the minimum letting standard from 1st April 2018 had old storage heaters.  Nottingham Housing Associations have been  have been fitting Dimplex Quantum electric heaters.  The improved performance of Dimplex Quantum compared to conventional manual or automatic storage heaters could save up to £278.21 per year.

SAP data, published on behalf of DECC by the BRE, based on an average three-bedroom semi-detached home, this switch provides a 22% energy saving and 27% running cost saving – the latter equating to a saving of £278.21 per year at average peak/off-peak energy prices of 15.29p/kWh and 5.5p/kWh.

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