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Landlords warned that new Energy Efficiency rules are no April Fool’s Joke

8th January 2018

Roger Parry & Partners’ are urging rural landlords to be aware, and get prepared for, new energy efficiency rules currently being consulted on and due to come into force on 1 April 2018.

A government consultation on the minimum level of energy efficiency in the private rented sector opened recently but isn’t due to close until just two weeks before the rules come into force in April.

From 1 April 2018 it will be illegal for a private landlord to let a property with an energy performance certificate (EPC) rating lower than E to a new tenant.

Richard Corbett, partner at Roger Parry & Partners, said, “We want to make sure the rental properties we manage, and all of our landlords, have the correct and most up-to-date guidance for any changes to legislation. We will ensure our clients have all the information they require to comply as soon as it becomes available but we would urge the government to get that information to us as soon as they possibly can once the consultation has closed.”

Roger Parry and Partners have been managing rental properties for over 30 years in Shrewsbury, Shropshire and the surrounding area and have a dedicated team of professional and knowledgeable staff. The firm understands that different landlords require different types of service, therefore they try to tailor their service to fit the individual needs of the client. They offer free advice and a valuation service with professional lettings advice. Visit the website for more information: