John

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Sunday 22nd September 2013


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John

12:12 PM, 25th February 2021
About A week ago

Surely I am not the only landlord worried about new EPC requirements?

Reply to the comment left by Denise G at 25/02/2021 - 12:08
These are not facts yet, but they have been proposed and are being decided as we speak. For me i am planning for the worst case situation.

Bit of light reading for you:

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/945899/201216_BEIS_EWP_Command_Paper_Accessible.pdf

If you google energy white paper you will find many summaries of what is to come, but focus on those relating to LL's... Read More

John

12:07 PM, 25th February 2021
About A week ago

Surely I am not the only landlord worried about new EPC requirements?

Reply to the comment left by Denise G at 25/02/2021 - 11:33
This exemption is for now. It will be £10k under the new proposals, so this means LL's are going to have to spend a lot of money before an exemption comes in.... Read More

John

8:22 AM, 25th February 2021
About A week ago

Surely I am not the only landlord worried about new EPC requirements?

Reply to the comment left by RL at 25/02/2021 - 07:55
No one knows that level of complexity yet.

The government paper is written and is being debated at the moment. They may even have finished. I'm not following so closely.

But it is likely what has been presented will come to pass, meaning these dates.

C was supposed to come in, in 2030, but it has been brought forward to 2025/28.

Other measures regarding the UK's carbons emissions have been brought forward ie, phasing out of diesel cars.

Everything is happening around us as we speak. We need to start planning today. I started last Autumn and once you get your head around the subject, it is not as difficult as you may think. As i see it a D rated house can go to a C easily if we stick photovoltaics on the roof. Cost for me is £2500. Thats a lot less than the £10-20 thousands being talked about. But the house must be already pretty well done, so windows, roof, boiler, controls all tick off. Maybe need to do timber floors and maybe some internal wall lining.

Key bit of advice is to build a relationship with an EPC assessor !!! Get him to do some modelling for you with the software. What actions bring what point outcome.... Read More

John

20:30 PM, 24th February 2021
About A week ago

Surely I am not the only landlord worried about new EPC requirements?

Reply to the comment left by RL at 24/02/2021 - 19:49
It is 2025 for new tenancies and 2028 for existing... Read More

John

11:57 AM, 23rd February 2021
About 2 weeks ago

Surely I am not the only landlord worried about new EPC requirements?

Reply to the comment left by Dancinglandlord at 23/02/2021 - 10:14
All sounds very positive.

From reading between the lines, it just seems to me hydrogen is the way we are going to go to accommodate the old housing stock. New builds will need very little heating going forwards and so an air source heat pump will be fine for these new buildings.

I wonder what impact hydrogen will have on the EPC assessments ?... Read More