Here at City Rental Services, it’s the time of year when many rented property landlords are considering heating and energy efficiency in their portfolios.
However it’s not just the Winter weather which is motivating them.
Energy efficiency of rented properties is back on the agenda, judging from this recent article we saw recently.
Measures are being introduced in 2016, and by 2018 if rented properties aren’t up to the minimum standard in line with energy efficiency legislation proposed by the Government, then Buy-to-Let landlords in Bristol could be facing a ticking timebomb, according to the story.
The legislation changes set for implementation next year mean that tenants will be empowered to request consent for energy efficiency improvements to be made in rented properties – and these requests will not be able to be unreasonably refused by landlords. This is a potential game-changer.
Rented property landlords will need to take energy efficiency measures seriously in their rented properties in Bristol – or risk losing income in 2016 and by 2018 properties with a very poor EPC performance will not be able to rent their properties at all.
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