Currently all rental properties are required to have a minimum rating of E from April 2018 onwards and I know of several properties in Cornwall that are either Grade 2 listed or of cob construction that will not meet this criteria.
One of my landlords is considering selling his property as without spending £1000's on secondary internal insulation, he will be unable to conform to the new legislation. The government has recently introduced what the RLA calls â€œan alarming tranche of measures which are manifestly anti-landlordsâ€ including restricting mortgage interest relief to the basic rate, increased rates of stamp duty, and the loss of the wear and tear depreciation allowance for furnished lettings.
So will the government listen? I doubt it!