SMF - Just Installed!
Started by Reluctant Landlord..., January 12, 2024, 01:37:55 PM
Quote from: jpkeates on January 12, 2024, 02:06:38 PM1 - No, it isn't.2 - No. You can apply for an exemption, but they're expensive, rare and I can't see how you'd qualify.3 - You have to have an EPC to let a property and it has to be better than a score of F. But that's true now, so I don't see how you could put up the rent to remedy that. And there's a natural cap on rent for energy inefficient properties.
Quote from: Reluctant Landlord... on January 22, 2024, 10:40:52 AMAm I right the "acceptable" EPC standard is to be raised ? I thought it was supposed to have been but it has been postponed ?And what will happen with older buildings where that is not possible ?
Quote from: jpkeates on January 22, 2024, 01:10:34 PMThe proposed change for C made that financial limit £10,000 and seemed to indicate that you had to have spent that amount, rather than had quotes to that value.
Quote from: Reluctant Landlord... on January 22, 2024, 03:23:48 PMif the property has no gas heating it will score lower on an EPC... Despite the fact they are trying to get us to stop using gas heating and even talking about banning it !
Quote from: Simon Pambin on January 22, 2024, 05:58:47 PMQuote from: Reluctant Landlord... on January 22, 2024, 03:23:48 PMif the property has no gas heating it will score lower on an EPC... Despite the fact they are trying to get us to stop using gas heating and even talking about banning it !It's not the lack of gas per se that's the problem: it's that you're presumably using direct electric heating. Have a look at an air source heat pump. Given you've not already got a wet heating system, air-to-air is probably the way to go. It's not eligible for the BUS grant but it's a lot cheaper in the first place and is arguably more tenant-friendly in that it's more suited to on-off usage rather than a constant low-and-slow heat input.
Quote from: Reluctant Landlord... on January 22, 2024, 06:26:43 PMThat sounds expensive and potentially troublesome (maintenance and breakdowns etc), plus I thought there was a limit of £3k you were expected to spend ? Also I thought they only gave out warmth at best and so needed huge radiators and there is not the room for them. Lastly I am not at all sure the tenants would want all the inconvenience of them being installed, particularly in the top flat, he has got so much junk there would be no room to move it to in order to do the work !Not sure what you mean by "direct electric heating", other than if you are meaning a non heat pump system.