At the March Property Investors Network meeting, Kevin McMullan informed attendees of the impending changes affecting Energy Performance Certificate.

The information shared was sourced from the National Landlord Association and the Government website. From April 2016, Landlords will not be able to unreasonably refuse consent to a tenant’s request for energy efficiency improvements. Financial support is available through the Green Deal and Energy Company Obligation, Landlords do not necessarily have to foot the bill for the improvements and only have to make improvements that are cost effective.

There are also changes effective from April 2018, which will mean that Landlords will need to ensure their properties reach at least an E EPC rating, before granting a new tenancy.

A copy of the slides are available from the Downloads section of our website. Alternatively e-mail Homemaker Properties Marketing Manager, Alison McMullan – alison@homemakerproperties.com

Thank you to everyone that attended the PIN meeting and also those that took the time to come and speak to the team. It’s great to be a part of so many property journeys.

The Next Coventry PIN Meeting

The Homemaker Properties team will be back on Tuesday 12 March, where a member of the team will be providing a Lettings update.

Speakers at next months meeting also include, Nick Watchorn and Paul Hilliard from The Landlords National Property Group (LNPG), which is the UK’s largest discount cooperative for landlords. So, if you are looking to save money on your repairs and refurbishment projects the this is one not to be missed!

You can find out more about Coventry PIN and next months event by visiting https://propertyinvestorsnetwork.co.uk/meetings/coventry-and-warwickshire/. If you are new to PIN you can use the voucher code ‘homemaker’ for FREE entry.

We look forward to seeing you there!