If a report is approved by councilors, landlords could receive fines of up to £5,000. Properties that are not rated at least E on the government’s energy efficiency scale are in risk of fines.
The scale, set out by central government, gives properties a rating based on how it uses energy. A scale from G-A rates the buildings efficiency, G being the worst and A the best.
Following government regulations which came into effect in April. Members of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk Council’s cabinet will vote on whether to adopt financial penalties. Focusing on those properties which score F or G ratings on this scale.
The report, which will go before cabinet on Monday, states that on average energy costs in these properties are more than £600 dearer per year than rented properties rated E or above, and £1,000 more than the average home.
They are set out in the following way: Being in breach for less than three months – up to £2,000
• Being in breach for three months or longer – up to £4,000
• Providing false or misleading information – up to £1,000
• Failing to comply with a compliance notice – up to £2,000
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[Article taken from Eastern Daily Press by David Hannant on 22/06/18]