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Landlord grant schemes

Landlords cannot let properties if the current rented property has an EPC rating below E, unless they have a valid exemption in place.

Landlords that are currently letting or planning to let a property with an EPC rating of F or G, will need to improve the property’s rating to E or above, or register an exemption, before entering into a new tenancy agreement.

As of April 2025 the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards will require all rented properties to be let, to meet a minimum EPC rating of D.

For more information: domestic private rented property: minimum energy efficiency standard - landlord guidance

Grants

In order to help landlords meet the minimum energy efficiency standards, tenants with a long term tenancy agreement can apply under the Energy Companies Obligation (ECO) or LA Flex schemes as long as the tenant meets the qualification criteria.

The grant funding schemes are mainly focused on improving the fabric of the building They are limited to insulation and installing energy efficient electric heating where properties have inefficient electric heating systems and in some cases installation of renewable technologies.

Please note: the grants will not cover the replacement or repair of gas boilers or hot water systems. The landlord is responsible to ensure that the heating and hot water systems are in good working order, and an annual service is carried out.

Find out more information on Energy Companies Obligation (ECO) or Local Authority Flexibility (LA Flex)

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