Energy Performance Certificates

January 19, 2017 Lettings

From 1 October 2008, landlords are legally required to show all prospective tenants the energy performance certificate (EPC) for the property. Non-compliance of this regulation could result in a £200.00 fine. An appropriate qualified assessor must complete this certificate.

From April 2018, landlords will be required to achieve a minimum rating of E on the EPC for their rental property. The regulations will come into force for new lets and renewals of tenancies with effect from 1st April 2018 and for all existing tenancies on 1st April 2020. It will be unlawful to rent a property which breaches the requirement for a minimum E rating, unless there is an applicable exemption. A civil penalty of up to £4,000 will be imposed for breaches.

If your property requires an EPC, we can arrange one on your behalf.