The Government is to let landlords of holiday lets off the hook when it comes to EPCs.
Holiday properties that are rented out for less than four months in a year will be exempt, as will holiday lets that are let under a licence to occupy – regardless of the length of time of occupation.
The Government is to publish detailed guidance shortly and amendments will be made to the Energy Performance of Building Regulations, housing minister Grant Shapps told the Commons.
He said that the requirement for an EPC in holiday lets was unnecessary red tape.
A licence to occupy is where the holiday maker does not have exclusive use of the property – for example, where the property owner or agent has the right to access the property during the period of the booking.