Landlords in the social and private rented sectors must give prospective tenants an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) when they view a property, this includes:
Prospective tenants can make informed choices about the energy costs and environmental impact of properties they are considering renting.
Landlords are encouraged to implement energy efficiency measures to make their properties more attractive to prospective tenants. As a result, standards in the sector will be improved:
We produce and distribute written advice for landlords. Specialist advice is also available about standards of private rented accommodation for asylum seekers and homeless people.