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Approved: ‘Groundbreaking’ Rules To Ban Rental Of Inefficient Buildings

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The government has confirmed it will become illegal to rent out energy inefficient buildings from April 2018...

http://www.architectsjournal.co.uk/news/approved-groundbreaking-rules-to-ban-rental-of-inefficient-buildings/8678127.article?blocktitle=Daily-news&contentID=7303

(I don't have access beyond the paywall unfortunately)

So, what's the cut-off mark/efficiency ?

How is it calculated?

How many landlords will get caught severely short by this?

Who's going to police this?

Interesting that this has been approved, but no doubt all but the very worst of properties will be exempt from this.

Edited by curious1

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Landlords will get free or very cheap money to improve their properties up to standard, under the guise of this being for the tenants. It's already happening IIRC. Small stick, big carrot.

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Landlords will get free or very cheap money to improve their properties up to standard, under the guise of this being for the tenants. It's already happening IIRC. Small stick, big carrot.

.......lots have already had free boilers and free installation and free cavity wall insulation....cost added to everyone's fuel bills.

Edited by winkie

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April 2018 and if they win the 2015 election and 3 years on they'll be looking around for crumbs to help with the GDP figures.

Never mind announcing some plans to try to rebalance the UK economy - it's always "eureka" back to housing and house prices.

Even if they don't win the 2015 election it's still an idea that their NuLabour cronies can take up.

Edited by billybong

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You need a valid EPC to let out a property. You need a new one every ten years. They are mostly rubbish - ie: they look at easily detachable things like low energy bulbs. No proper checks are made with IR camera to validate the quality of insulation (CW or L)

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One good thing with this idea does occur. They would surely have to have mandatory registration and recording to administer the scheme. Maybe it's more about tax evasion...

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Is there enough energy efficient housing stock?

How do you make an old energy inefficient house with character efficient? If it's a listed building what then????

Whilst improving the quality of rented property is a must, if the property is already well maintained but the energy efficiency is crap surely it's up to the individual renter if they want to rent an old character house with a poor energy rating?

But as already mentioned I'm sure the govt is going to offer lots of subsidies so that rental properties can be improved.

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