Issue details

Policy for imposing financial and publication penalties under The Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) (England and Wales) Regulations 2015.

The council has a statutory duty to enforce The Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) (England and Wales) Regulations 2015 in respect of domestic private rented property. Since 01 April 2020, private landlords have been prohibited from renting out homes that are subject to an Energy Performance Certificate (“EPC”) with an energy efficiency rating of F or G, unless they have registered a valid exemption on the PRS Exemptions Register.


As the enforcement authority, the council is empowered to impose financial and publication penalties on private landlords who breach their duties under the regulations. However, before the council can impose such penalties it must first adopt a just and proportionate policy which provides a framework for determining the penalties that should be imposed for each breach identified.

Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 17/08/2020

Explanation of anticipated restriction:

Decision due: 19 Nov 2020 by Cabinet

Lead member: Councillor Helen Whitehead, Shadow Deputy Leader and Shadow Cabinet Member for Housing

Lead director: Tim Willis

Contact: Richard Hopkins, Private Sector Housing Manager Tel: 01843 577402 Email: Tel: 01843 577402.

What the decision will mean: To allow the council to impose publication penalties and financial penalties of up to £5,000 on landlords of domestic private rented property who fail to meet the minimum standards for energy efficiency

Reason No Public Access: None


Agenda items


  • Cabinet report