Energy certificate deadline nears
FROM April 6, landlords and letting agents will be required to commission an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) for all rental properties before marketing starts.
Simon Thompson, chairman of the Landlord Syndicate, says: “There has been much debate as to how much notice is taken of EPCS and it will be interesting to see at what point amongst a tenant’s priority list of location, size and décor for example, the energy efficiency of a rental property will come into play.”
Previously, landlords did not have to produce an EPC until just before contracts were signed. Failure to comply can result in possible fines of up to £200 for residential properties and £5,000 for commercial properties.