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NLA and NIA join forces to help landlords meet new regulations

National Landlords Association (NLA) has teamed up with the National Insulation Association (NIA) to provide landlords with an easy to use online facility to find local insulation installers to help meet new energy efficiency standards.

The 2015 Energy Efficiency Regulations, passed in March 2015, set out minimum energy efficiency standards for England and Wales. These regulations will make it unlawful for landlords to grant a new lease for properties that have an energy performance certificate (EPC) rating below E, from 1 April 2018, unless the property is registered as an exemption.

In reality, careful planning and preparation are required to mitigate the potential impact of the new regulation, meaning that it is important that buy-to-let landlords with below E rated properties take action now if they wish to avoid legal headaches in the not too distant future.

Neil Marshall, chief executive of the NIA, said: “Our partnership with the NLA will provide a timely service to help private landlords to meet the new energy efficiency standards.

“Landlords can contact local NIA Installer members via the NLA or NIA websites to arrange a survey and quotation.

“They can be safe in the knowledge that NIA installers will have met stringent criteria and sign up to the NIA’s Code of Professional Practice providing added assurance and recourse.”

Richard Lambert, Chief Executive Officer of the National Landlords Association (NLA), said: “It’s important that landlords have access to the most trusted and reliable of local specialists, particularly when it comes to insulation, and we hope that this online service will enable landlords to meet their obligations by making their properties more energy efficient.”

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