Landlords in Wales and Lancashire most adversely affected by EPC rules



A large proportion of properties across Wales and Lancashire have an EPC rating worse than C, signalling that most landlords are going to have their work cut out if they want to keep letting homes in those regions.

The government has proposed that rental properties will need an EPC rating of ‘C’ or above by 2025 or 2026 for new tenancies, and by 2028 for existing tenancies.

In Gwynedd, in the North West of Wales, just shy of 22% of properties have an EPC rating below C. A low proportion also meet a level of C in Ceredigion (24%), Isle of Anglesey (24%) and Denbighshire (26%).

Blackpool

In England Lancashire dominates the worst regions, with Pendle (24%), Blackpool (25%), Burnley (26%) and Hyndburn (26%) having few homes that can be left alone and rented out in a few years’ time.

London dominates the regions with the best EPC ratings, as 72% of homes in Tower Hamlets have a rating between A and C. There’s also a high proportion in the City of London (60%), Hackney (58%), Southwark (58%), and Greenwich (55%).

Other strong regions for EPCs include North Northamptonshire (58%), Salford (58%) and Milton Keynes (56%).

Worst regions

# Local Authority % of properties with a EPC rating between A-C
1 Gwynedd, Wales 21.99%
2 Castle Point, Essex 23.41%
3 Pendle, Lancashire 23.65%
4 Ceredigion, Wales 24.00%
5 Isle of Anglesey, Wales 24.40%
6 Blackpool, Lancashire 25.26%
7 Denbighshire, Wales 25.66%
8 Burnley, Lancashire 25.69%
9 Hyndburn, Lancashire 25.86%
10 Staffordshire Moorlands, Staffordshire 27.11%
11 Southend-on-Sea, Essex 27.33%
12 Powys, Wales 27.70%
13 Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria 27.75%
14 Conwy, Wales 27.85%
15 Eden, Cumbria 27.92%
16 Carmarthenshire, Wales 28.47%
17 East Lindsey, Lincolnshire 28.47%
18 North Norfolk, Norfolk 28.93%
19 Broxtowe, Nottinghamshire 29.03%
20 South Lakeland, Cumbria 29.24%
21 Copeland, Cumbria 29.60%
22 Calderdale, Yorkshire 29.99%
23 Richmondshire, Yorkshire 30.00%
24 Rhondda Cynon Taf, Wales 30.35%
25 Oadby and Wigston, Leicestershire 30.47%
26 North East Lincolnshire, Lincolnshire 30.51%

 

Best regions

# Local Authority % of properties with a EPC rating between A-C
1 Tower Hamlets, London 72.08%
2 City of London, London 60.41%
3 Hackney, London 58.23%
4 North Northamptonshire, Northamptonshire 57.96%
5 Salford, Greater Manchester 57.87%
6 Southwark, London 57.65%
7 West Northamptonshire, Northamptonshire 56.38%
8 Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire 56.30%
9 Basingstoke and Deane, Hampshire 55.13%
10 Greenwich, London 54.68%
11 Peterborough, Cambridgeshire 54.13%
12 Islington, London 53.78%
13 Telford and Wrekin, Shropshire 52.88%
14 Knowsley, Merseyside 52.87%
15 Buckinghamshire 52.56%
16 Dartford, Kent 52.53%
17 Corby, Northamptonshire 52.46%
18 Vale of White Horse, Oxfordshire 52.18%
19 Swindon, Wiltshire 51.75%
20 Crawley, West Sussex 51.32%
21 Bracknell Forest, Berkshire 51.05%
22 Cambridge, Cambridgeshire 50.86%
23 Eastleigh, Hampshire 50.84%
24 Westminster, London 50.64%
25 Colchester, Essex 50.24%

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