New energy regulations for landlords

News Item
09 Feb 2015

Earlier this month, regulations were presented to Parliament that would make it illegal for landlords to rent out homes with poor energy efficiency.

 

From April 2018, Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS) will require landlords to install energy saving measures in homes and non-domestic buildings which are rated F and G.  In order to achieve higher ratings, the measures could include high performance glazing.

Furthermore, from April 2016, landlords of privately-rented homes will be required to act upon reasonable requests from tenants for the installation of energy efficiency measures.