There will be new legislation coming out in 2018 that will make it an offence to let out properties which have been given the lowest energy efficiency ratings, F & G.
Tenants will be able to demand improvements to installation from 2016 when landlords will not be able to refuse tenants' reasonable requests for energy efficiency measures eg , heating, insulation, draught proofing , double glazing, solar panels or other renewable energy technology . The government has made it clear that there will be consequences for those who do not improve the energy efficiency of their rented properties by a specific time.
The National Landlord Association has launched a scheme to help landlords carry out energy efficient improvements to their properties. It is based on the governments Green Deal, under which energy efficiency, measures are paid for by a loan repaid via a supplement on the properties electricity bill. The Green Deal loan is attached to the property rather than the individual. The idea is that the loan repayments are cancelled by a reduction in energy bills so there is no cost to either tenant or landlord.