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Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs)

From 1st October 2008 landlords in England and Wales offering property for rent have been required by law to provide prospective tenants with an Energy Performance Certificate for their property. In Scotland EPCs for rental properties have been required since January 2009. The certificates must be provided free either when (or before) any written information about the property is provided to prospective tenants or a viewing is conducted. A new certificate will not be required on each let since, in the case of rental property, EPCs will be valid for 10 years. The requirement is being introduced to comply with the EUŮergy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) which applies to all property, including rented property. We can arrange an EPC inspection for our landlord clients upon request. The cost is expected to be up to మ

Some relevant links:

Directgov.co.uk website:
Energy Performance Certificates for homes

The Home Information Packs (No 2) Regulations 2007:
Home Information Pack (No 2) Regulations 2007

OPSI.gov.uk website:
Energy Performance of Buildings (Certificates and Inspections) (England and Wales) Regulations 2007