Private Landlord

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Providing a good standard of energy efficient accomodation is becoming increasingly important with the introduction of the Govenment's new Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards in 2018.

These regulations will require a minimum energy performance rating of E on an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). The rules come into force for new lets and tenancy renewals on 1st April 2018 and for all existing tenancies on 1st April 2020.

Private landlords can take advantage of remaining Government funding available through the Energy Companies Obligation (ECO) to improve their properties, but Green Deal funding is no longer available.

ECO

  • To access ECO funding, your tenant must give their consent for an energy assessment to be carried out on your property.
  • Where eligibility for funding is based on financial circumstances, the tenant's financial circumstances are the focus of the assessment.
  • You must have the same tenant in the property from the day of financial eligibility assessment until the measures are installed.

 

Landlords wishing to make improvements to multiple properties should contact the team at yourenergysussex@westsussex.gov.uk to discuss potential projects and possible funding options.