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!!Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) targets scrapped!!

Landlords will be celebrating after the government announced it will scrap the energy performance certificate (EPC) targets for homes.

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak unveiled the plan – along with a ban on binning gas boilers – during a televised press conference from Downing Street.

And tenants will be celebrating too since Mr Sunak acknowledged that the cost of carrying out EPC improvements to meet a minimum rating of C would impact the rent they pay.

He said that property owners would not now be forced to make expensive upgrades in just two years’ time and the cost of energy improvements could be around £8,000.

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