I have a property (listed building) that was given an EPC rating of F in 2012. I have carried out some improvements since then, and the tenant has been living there happily since 2012. I plan to update the Storage Heaters to achieve a higher rating, in due course. As I believed with existing tenancies I did not need to be at least an E rating before 1st April 2023.
I have had a letter from my local council saying the requirement was for all properties (including existing tenancies) to have a rating of at least E by 1st April 2020.
The easiest solution would be to just get on, install the new Quantum heaters and get a new EPC, this is complicated by the fact the tenant is shielding due to aggressive cancer treatments so understandably doesn’t want anyone in his home.
Are the council correct all tenancies including existing need to be at least an E rating now?