Minimum Energy Performance of Buildings Bill

It’s important to note that the bill may take a long time to pass and most listed property owners who do not rent their properties out are universally exempt from obtaining an Energy Performance Certificate in the first place.

However as the bill in its draft form implies, all rented properties regardless of listed status may be required to: “{new tenancies to) have an energy efficiency performance of at least EPC Band C from 31 December 2025; and all existing tenancies must be at least EPC Band C from 31 December 2028 where practical, cost-effective and affordable as defined.”

The Club will be writing to the MP who brought the bill, Sir Roger Gale, seeking clarification over whether listed property owners will be able to apply for an exemption if they already have an EPC and to clarify the definitions of practical and cost-effective.

We will continue to update members about the passage of the bill as it moves forward.

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