Following a public consultation the Government response has now set out the policy decisions on the amendments to The Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) (England and Wales) Regulations 2015 for domestic properties.
The key decisions include:
- the introduction of a capped landlord contribution of £3,500 (inclusive of VAT)
- removal of the Consent Exemption currently available where a sitting tenant does not consent to a Green Deal charge
- inclusion of an evidential requirement for the registration of a ‘high cost’ exemption
- curtailment of the period of validity of previously registered ‘no cost’ exemptions
These changes will come into place during 2019.
For further details on the Government response see:
As part of the changes a new Energy Efficiency Advice website has been launched.
In the section on Rented Properties there is advice for tenants and for landlords including a guide on landlords’ legal obligations.