Buy to Let landlords unaware of proposed EPC regulation changes
As discussed in our recent blog, there are a number of reasons to consider renting out your property, including opening up a new revenue stream, relocating for work and the long-term security of owning another property.
However, recent research* suggests that many Buy to Let landlords aren’t aware of upcoming proposed changes to EPC regulations which will affect legal guidelines they must follow.
Impact on landlords could be very problematicUnder current Goverment proposals, as of April 2025, any newly let property in the private rental sector will require an EPC (energy performance certificate) of Band C or above. For existing tenancies, the proposal is that these new regulations won’t apply until 2028. Currently, properties require an EPC rating of E or above. Any landlord with a property that is below band C will need to invest in improving this rating before the deadlines hit. The Government estimated it could cost an average of £4,700 for landlords to make these improvements, a cost that is likely to rise for older properties.
The team at Jones Robinson are in regular contact with our landlords to offer advice in this ever changing regulatory landscape – if you’d like help, we can put you in touch with our dedicated EPC expert, John Tuddenham, or, if you don’t have capital available to make the changes your property needs, our recommended mortgage brokers can offer highly competitive flexible financial products.
We are currently responsible for over 1,000 properties across Newbury, Lambourn, Marlborough, Devizes and Didcot, working with landlords living both in the UK and overseas.
Our specialist agents will keep you up to date with current legislation and advise on everything related to property management, and, as members of ARLA and NAEA, we are qualified to look after every aspect of your rental property. So whether you are a first-time landlord, or a career landlord, we will provide the best support possible.
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