As of April 2018 you were unable to let your property to a new tenant or renew the existing contract without having an EPC energy rating of E or above.
As of April 2020 this will apply to all existing lets.
Mortgage lenders will also require all landlords to comply with this legislation before considering a mortgage application.
More information can be found here: www.gov.uk
The existing rules of ”Without an EPC rated E or above, landlords face civil and criminal penalties for signing a new tenancy, or renewing an existing tenancy, from 1st April 2018. There are fines of up to £5,000 for landlords that are found in breach of the legislation” will apply to all tenancies from April 2020.
There are some funding options and incentives for existing landlords: