Information for Private Landlords and Managing Agents

Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards

The Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) (England and Wales) Regulations 2015 set out the requirement for domestic private rented properties in England and Wales to have a minimum Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of E.

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  • From 1st April 2018, landlords were prohibited from granting new tenancies for properties with an EPC rating below E. This included extensions and renewals of existing tenancies, or a tenancy becoming a statutory periodic tenancy following the end of a fixed term shorthold.
  • From 1st April 2020, the restriction on landlords letting out sub-E rated properties is extended to cover all existing tenancies for properties in scope of the regulations.

In Rotherham, it has been estimated that approximately 4% of the private rented sector stock has an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating less than E. The Council will enforce compliance and non-compliant landlords could face a financial penalty.

Further information for landlords

Visit the Residential Landlords Association website