EPC

Energy Performance Certificates (EPC’s) for Residential Lettings

Recently introduced legislation means that landlords must make an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) available to prospective tenants as part of the lettings process.  The EPC, which is valid for 10 years, will rate the property’s energy performance and make recommendations about how to improve the energy efficiency of the property.

 

It is an offence to market a property without a valid certificate and in some instances can effect landlords ability to recover possession of the property if needed.   Hayfield Robinson can arrange an EPC to ensure you as landlord meet the regulations.  The cos of the EPC is £75 plus VAT however remember this is valid for 10 years!

Legislative changes in 2015 now mean all properties let need to meet a minimum EPC rating of E or above before letting or at renewal if a fixed term is to be agreed.  In some circumstances financial assistance can be obtained to improve the energy performance of your property from a range of sources, including local authorities and energy companies.

If you have any queries regarding EPC’s or would like to arrange for an assessor to carry out a certificate then please contact us.