What happens if I do not do anything?
The government will be issuing fines if Landlords do not comply
with the legislation. Currently this will be a £200 fixed penalty per dwelling. Do I have to complete the improvements to the property in the EPC?
No. The Landlord is under no legal obligation
to carryout the improvements identified within the EPC. How
quickly can an EPC be completed?
Most reports are generated the same day as the inspection and are available within 24-48 hrs. For large portfolios
we can provide a programme of work. If
I make improvements to the property do I need a new EPC?
No. The EPC lasts for 10 years; however it may be of benefit to you to acquire
a new EPC to show your tenants that your property has a more energy efficient rating. If you require a survey on a property
that has already been inspected by us we are may be able to offer you a reduced rate.
Will I have to issue an EPC if I have a Lodger
in my house?
an EPC is not required when letting a room within your house.
Will an EPC be needed for holiday accommodation?
An EPC is not required for a short term holiday let as it is not usually considered
a "Tenancy". However, one could be issued if desired.
Do dwellings in multiple occupation require an EPC?
An EPC is only required for a dwelling that is self-contained. Therefore, where
individual rooms in a building are rented out under separate agreements, and there are shared facilities (e.g. kitchen and/or
bathroom), an EPC is not required. If the entire property is to be let under one agreement,
an EPC will be required for the whole dwelling.
What about student halls of residence. Will they require an EPC?No. These properties are exempt and do not require an EPC.
What do I do with the report once it
Make copies of the report available to your existing / prospective tenants.
currently have a tenant in my rented property; do I need an EPC?
No. The EPC is only required at the point of new rental. However, given that the
certificate lasts for ten years most landlords are commissioning the EPC prior to 1st October deadline.
do i need a EPC for Marketing or Letting?
For marketing it is
a legal obligation to produce one within 7 days. For Renting it is required before marketing can take place.