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As a Landlord it is your responsibility to ensure an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) is available each time a new tenant stays in your property. Currently, the EPC will last for ten years and can be reused when your property is let to a new tenant.
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Since 1st October 2008, Landlords have to meet certain obligations set out by the Government to provide an Energy Performance Certificate, free of charge for a new tenant. Failure to do so may result in a hefty fine being levied by trading standards.
In addition, as of 2018 any property rented out by a Landlord must have an Energy Performance rating higher than "E". Therefore, if your rented property is one of the 620,000 in the UK with an EPC rating of "E" or below it would be wise to start thinking about improving the property's energy performance sooner rather than later. There are a number of cost efficient options available such as the new Green Deal project being launched by the Government in October this year. Plus, many Landlords are still unaware that tenants may be eligible for free insulation and other measures to reduce heating bills through the Government's Warm Front Scheme.
By making your property more energy efficient with subsidised grants or no upfront cost schemes, you will increase the value of your asset, make the letting more attractive to existing or potential tenants, and help the Government achieve their reduction in carbon emissions target.
Your tenants could see a benefit of around £500 a year in their energy bills if you act on the EPCs recommended measures.
Your EPC commitments as a Landlord
You are responsible for supplying an EPC whenever a property is let to a new tenant.
Energy Performance Certificates are valid for ten years and can be reused as many times as needed in the ten year time span.
An Energy Performance Certificate must be made available for free to any prospective tenant when looking to let the property. When the very first correspondence is made the EPC should be available and you can not enter in to a contract without one.
You do not need to obtain an EPC for any property that was rented before October 2008 which is still occupied by the same tenant from that date.
Information about the EPC Inspection
When you book an EPC you will need to choose an accredited Energy Assessor.
All Just EPC Assessors are accredited, polite and well mannered. Because we keep dairies of all our Assessors you get to book an appointment time that suits you.
Our Assessors will then call you to introduce themselves and make the arrangements to visit the property to carry out the inspection.
The inspection involves internal and external measurements, types of boiler/heating used in the property and details about the construction. The Assessor may need to take photos of the property and will need access to all the rooms.
As a guideline, an assessment on a one bed flat can take between 25-30 minutes and a 3-5 bed property can take up to 60 minutes.
Preparation for the EPC assessment
The Assessor will need to know several details about the property to carry out an accurate assessment.
- The year the property was built in, you can find this out by looking at your deeds.
- If any extension or alterations have been made to the property
- Is the property double glazed and any supporting certificates
- Information about wall cavities and any other insulation
- Boiler and hot water cylinders with year of installation and and any manuals
- The room the thermostats and heating timers are located in
- The location of the gas and electricity meters
- The heating fuel used to heat the property
- The Assessor will record the information and will input the assessment details into the lodgement