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.
- 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.