The National Insulation Association (NIA) is providing assistance to private landlords to help them meet new regulations by providing access to NIA installer members to carry out work.
On April 1, 2018, the government is introducing new regulations in England and Wales, which will require private landlords with premises that are rated EPC band F or G to upgrade them to band E by installing insulation measures before they can renew tenancies or re-let the properties.
Neil Marshall, chief executive of the NIA, said: “Landlords can contact their local NIA installer member free-of-charge through the installer postcode locator tool on our website to obtain a survey and quotation and details of grants available to help pay for the work. By using an NIA member, landlords can be safe in the knowledge that the installer meets stringent criteria and has signed up to the NIA’s Code of Professional Practice providing added assurance and recourse.”
Neil continued: “We believe it’s important that landlords have access to the most trusted and reliable of local specialists, and we hope that our online service will enable landlords to meet their obligations by making their properties more energy-efficient.
“Landlords should be thinking about what they need to do to meet the minimum energy efficiency standards and how they can provide warmer homes for their tenants. The minimum E rating may be raised further in the future and so landlords with buildings rated F or G may decide that they wish to spend more than the minimum in order to bring those buildings to D or above.”
For more information about how landlords can find an NIA member visit www.nia-uk.org or call 08451 636363