If you are a private domestic landlord you must ensure your tenanted property is energy efficient enough to comply with the Energy Performance of Buildings (Scotland) Regulations.
From 1st October 2015 properties which have an EPC rating of band F or G are required by Law to have an improvement plan to be prepared prior to the signing of a new lease.
The Plan must include a variety of improvements which, when carried out, will raise a building’s EPC rating to A, B, D or E. If a property is below band E you may not be able to rent it out.
EPC Assessments for Landlords
Our EPC Assessments for Landlords are intended that you as a landlord comply with the law but also get the maximum return from your investment. Energy management is good for landlords, tenants and our planet.
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Private Domestic Landlords regulations for tenanted properties
Tenanted Property EPCs must be reassessed. Landlords and tenanted property owners should prepare now to ensure that any properties they have that might fall into the ‘at risk’ category are assessed by a qualified EPC Assessor.
EPC reassessments may also affect rental rates of the property. Again, a qualified EPC Assessor can provide recommendations for reaching the minimum standard.
Ongoing Energy Management
They must also take steps to ensure that any of their existing properties that have EPCs due to expire in 2018 are not likely to fall below the minimum standard when they are reassessed.