Shortage of rental properties blamed on EPC deadlines, and could get worse

Is it a coincidence that with new regulations coming into force on April 1, requiring new lets and renewals to meet a minimum E EPC rating, ARLA data shows rental stock at a 21 month low? Possibly not, according to ARLA’s David Cox (quoted here), who suspects landlords might be taking properties off the market while they check they’re in compliance with new energy efficiency requirements. Assessors, however, can expect a busy few weeks.