EPC requirements for statutory or contractual tenancy renewals
Referring to the article below, I am confused by the difference between statutory and contractual tenancies and whether a statutory (monthly) renewal triggers the need to supply an EPC or not in April 2018. The articles states not, but then goes on to imply that only contractual tenancy renewals will be considered part of the original tenancy.
Hope you can clear this up.
From April 1st 2018 the legislation is only triggered when a tenancy is granted, replaced or extended.
As his tenants were already in the property and their statutory periodic tenancy was to start before April 1st next year, the landlord could simply leave that contract running and he would not be obliged to make any changes until 2020.
RLA members should be aware that unlike statutory periodic tenancies, contractual periodic continuations are part of the original tenancy and so not extensions or replacements to the original tenancy.
As such, any tenancy granted before April 1st 2018, using our 2017 AST, will not need to comply with the minimum energy efficiency standards until a new tenancy is granted.
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