Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards for Rented Properties
As from the 1st April 2018 there will be a requirement for any properties rented out in the private rented sector to normally have a minimum energy performance rating of E on an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). The regulations will come into force for new lets and renewals of tenancies with effect from 1st April 2018 and for all existing tenancies on 1st April 2020. It will be unlawful to rent a property which breaches the requirement for a minimum E rating, unless there is an applicable exemption. A civil penalty of up to £4,000 will be imposed for breaches. This guidance summarises the regulations. There are separate regulations effective from 1st April 2016 under which a tenant can apply for consent to carry out energy efficiency improvements in privately rented properties.
Our approach to identifying viable properties is entirely centred on delivery. Our model is developed and proven on improving the efficiency of housing stock which benefits our clients. Our ability to assess carbon values with a robust degree of accuracy ensures strong trust in the viability of our projects identified. We are experienced in identifying interventions across large property stocks and highlighting a range of viable improvements. more information can be found on the Residential Landlords Association (RLA) website.
The objective of our Delivery Potential service is to realise for our clients the works currently installed in their properties. It is our understanding and experience of the whole delivery supply chain which allows our service to offer far more than our competitors’ Stock Assessment services.
Our portfolio sustainability assessments comprise of:
- Data Collation and Analysis
- Desktop Human Analysis
- Programme confirmation and surveying planning
- Physical sampling programme and resident engagement
- Assessment roll-out and property access
- Full compliance, auditing and funding reporting
We believe our delivery centric model aligns most strongly with our clients objectives.
The depth of our delivery experience is built into each stage of our delivery process. Our methods increase the number of identified properties which can be delivered in the short and long term.
Each stage has been forged through hard earned experience. We constantly strive to expedite our speed whilst seeking efficiencies through innovation in our systems and methods.
We prevent ECO funding issues through market leading carbon prediction accuracy. Inaccurate carbon scoping has resulted in the failure of a significant number of ECO schemes, thereby degrading reputations with funders. We are able to offer an accuracy percentage for each stage of the process in which we have provided information to our clients.
We take a holistic view of properties, whilst identifying defined, immediately viable solutions. We analyse housing stocks with a holistic view to identify all potential across a wide number of measures and timeframes. The whole identification of measures doesn’t preclude the delivery of short-term, viably defined projects.