From the 01st October 2008 Landlords are required to provide and Energy Performance Certificate when they rent out a property.
What are they?
EPCs assess the energy performance of a property and represent the energy efficiency on a scale from A most efficient to G least efficient.
An EPC must be carried out by a qualified Domestic Energy Assessor and will also indicate the propertys carbon dioxide emissions showing its environmental impact.
How does this affect you?
From 1 October 2008 it will be a legal requirement for all landlords to have a valid EPC for their property before it can be let, even if the property was marketed prior to the 01st.
How long is it valid for?
A valid EPC will last for 10 years, unless changes are made to the property which may affect its energy efficiency, and can be used for multiple tenancies within that period.
Reed Residential are working with Blake Surveyors who are able to arrange for an EPC to be carried out on your behalf, Peter Blake has many years experience in the industry and shall be carrying EPC inspections independently for Reed Residential.
The cost of an EPC will be £65 plus VAT, which is very competitive as this price is fixed no matter what property size, our research has found that most EPC providers are charging on average £75.00 plus vat per property.
Reed Residential will keep a digital copy of the EPC in case it is ever misplaced.
What happens next?
There will be a rush for EPCs as all landlords will be required to have one, and we should not to market your property without it, however demand is high and providing that we have this certificate to hand prior to the tenant moving in .
For more information on how we can arrange your EPC immediately, please call 01702 606888.