No

  • The Regulations only apply to those domestic properties which are legally required to have an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). This means properties required to have an EPC by any of the following:The Energy Performance of Buildings (Certificates and Inspections) (England and Wales) Regulations 2007, The Building Regulations 2010, The Energy Performance of Buildings (England and Wales) Regulations 2012. 1.1.4.1 para 6 of THE DOMESTIC PRIVATE RENTED PROPERTY MINIMUM STANDARD

 

  • Guidance issued by the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) notes that an EPC is not required where the landlord can demonstrate that the building that is officially protected as part of a designated environment. 1.1.4.4 para 21 of THE DOMESTIC PRIVATE RENTED PROPERTY MINIMUM STANDARD

 

  • If a property is not legally required to have an EPC, then that property will not be covered by the minimum standard regulations, and no exemption will be necessary. 1.1.4.5 para 25 Box Two of THE DOMESTIC PRIVATE RENTED PROPERTY MINIMUM STANDARD

 

  • Where an owner…of a building which is not legally required to have an EPC has obtained one voluntarily…, the landlord will not be required to comply with the minimum standard Regulations. A voluntary EPC may have been commissioned by a landlord who believed in error that one was required for their property, or it may be one commissioned by a property owner or occupant who simply wanted reliable advice on how to reduce energy waste. 1.1.4.5 para 24 of THE DOMESTIC PRIVATE RENTED PROPERTY MINIMUM STANDARD

 

  • If there is any doubt about whether a property (or the building it is in) is legally required to have an EPC….advice should be sought from the local trading standards team. 1.1.4.5 para 26 of THE DOMESTIC PRIVATE RENTED PROPERTY MINIMUM STANDARD

Further Reading

Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) (England and Wales) Regulations 2015

THE DOMESTIC PRIVATE RENTED PROPERTY MINIMUM STANDARD (guidance on Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) (England and Wales) Regulations 2015)

The Energy Performance of Buildings (Certificates and Inspections) (England and Wales) Regulations 2007

The Building Regulations 2010

The Energy Performance of Buildings (England and Wales) Regulations 2012

Do landlords need an EPC for a listed building? (Jungle Property Blog)

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