While the Green Deal has come to an end, the obligations of landlords with low energy housing to let are not over.
As part of the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) coming into effect in April 2018, it will be illegal to let property with the two lowest EPC bands of F and G.
However, while this can seem harsh, it is also an opportunity to make upgrades to properties sorely in need of this, and getting from a G or an F to an E can cost less than £2000.
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Additionally, knowing that about 4,5million families in the UK are fuel poor, upgrading properties means that people who today are coming home to freezing flats wondering whether they can afford to turn on the heating, will be able to be a little less cold, and a little less poor.
While the average energy expenditure in the UK is about £1210 per year, families living in properties F and G rated properties spend almost twice as much, on average £2140 in an F-rated home, and £2,670 in a G-rated home, According to the Association for the Conservation of Energy.
Lowering a tenants energy bill can also make them more able to pay their rent on time.