The biggest proposed change in the EPC world is to increase the Minimum Standard Rating of an EPC from the current E Rating to a B by 2030.
It hasn't all been signed off yet by the Government. See below which is a pretty good summary.
On the 1st April 2020, there will be a change to the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards or MEES for domestic landlords.
Under the Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property for England and Wales) Regulations 2015, from the 1st April 2018, it became unlawful to let out domestic properties which have an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of F or G – to new tenants or a renewal lease to an existing tenant.
This will extend to all privately rented properties from 1st April 2020 – regardless of granting a new lease or lease renewals. The April 2020 deadline will apply to all landlords with private tenants.
It is recommended that you undertake an EPC to qualify the current rating prior to April 2020, so that you have time to make improvements or register exemptions.
As outlined in the energy act 2011 from April 2018 it will be unlawful to let properties that do not meet the minimum energy performance standards.
Currently, the requirement only extends to the need to have an EPC prior to the commencement of marketing properties with the requirement to show the asset rating (ranging from a to g) on the relevant marketing material.
EPC is an Energy Performance Certificate that most home owners or landlords are required to submit whenever a home is sold, bought, rented or built. This directive was first established as a legal requirement in 2009. It requires that all owners and landlords to give out an energy performance of the houses to buyers or tenants so that they can be able to gauge the efficiency of the house in terms of energy.