EPC Minimum Rating C by 2035 & Abolish Combi Boilers by 2025

Chris -
Chris -
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4 months ago

Dear NRLA,
The government has announced that the minimum EPC rating is to be a minimum of C by 2035. (Ref: The Committee for Climate Change has recommended that the rating should be 'C' for the private rented sector by 2028)
I would be very grateful if you could clarify what the governments plan is to achieve this.
Is the full cost of any works required to be the landlord's responsibility? This could amount to many 000's of pounds.

The government has also announced that any form of 'Gas Boiler' is to be 'banned' from 2025.
The implication's of this and the EPC are serious for not just Landlord's, but also home-owners to.
Could you advise (if possible) what the exact position is?
What would happen if an existing boiler needed to be replaced after 2025? What would need to happen and who would incur the cost?
I understand that the proposed regulations make provision for 'third party consent' whereby a tenant could withhold consent for any works to be carried out if they are deemed to disruptive.
But, what if, the existing boiler became U/S and needed to be replaced. A new one cannot be purchased after 2025. What would happen?

Any guidance and advice would be very welcome.
Kind regards

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