The countdown began on 1 January 2023 for a gradual ban on letting the most energy-intensive homes. Find out if your property is affected.
It’s a rule that will completely reshuffle the cards in the property rental market. From now on, the law will require properties let to comply with increasingly stringent minimum energy performance levels. If they don’t, they won’t be considered ‘decent’, and be banned from the rental market until they are deemed sufficiently energy efficient to be reconsidered.
If you are a landlord, your property may already be affected. G-rated properties with annual energy consumption (heating, lighting, hot water, ventilation, etc.) of more than 450 kilowatt hours (KWh) per square metre may no longer be re-let from 1 January 2023. To find out if this is the case for your property, simply consult your Energy Performance Diagnostic (DPE). You’ll find the final energy consumption of your property (expressed in kWh/year), which you need to divide by the number of m². If the figure you find exceeds 450 kWh, you should know that your property is no longer considered “decent” in the eyes of the law and is therefore not allowed to be let.