From 1 April 2018, it will be unlawful for a landlord to grant a new tenancy of a sub-standard property unless an exemption has been validly registered on the PRS Exemptions Register.
An exemption could apply if the landlord has carried out all relevant energy efficiency improvements (or there are none that could be made) and the property still has a rating of below E. Click on the diagram to see if you could benefit from this exemption.
It is critical for landlords to note that they can only rely on an exemption if it has been validly registered on the PRS Exemptions Register.
Next week, we will be looking at the other exemptions upon which a landlord may be able to rely.
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Contributor: Alexandra Holsgrove JonesThis publication is intended for general guidance and represents our understanding of the relevant law and practice as at March 2018. Specific advice should be sought for specific cases. For more information see our terms & conditions.