8. Test run of business forms
Where the EPC of a privately rented property complies with minimum standards, the regulations do not require the landlord to take any further action.
If a landlord is seeking an exemption, the exemption must be registered with the local authority. We do not anticipate there being additional business forms for the landlord to complete. The landlord will have to supply proof to the local authority that they are eligible for an exemption. The guidance sets out the exemptions and the proof required for each exemption.
As part of the enforcement process a local authority may issue a compliance notice if they think a landlord may have breached minimum standards. This will require the landlord to supply information to the local authority such as the EPC rating of their property and the tenancy start date.