Energy Performance Certificate, Rent Property
Energy Performance Certificates for Rental Properties
From October 1st, 2008 all properties made available for rent will require an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). The report will be required for new tenancies only and will be valid for up to 10 years.
As you can imagine, the demand for Energy Performance Certificates (EPC´s) will be vast. With only qualified Domestic Energy Assessors being able to complete the EPC´s, there could well be a backlog leading to delays in rental agreements being able to be put into place.
Fortunately, as the reports will be valid for up to 10 years, there is nothing to stop you getting ahead of the game and ordering your EPC now. Additionally, if you alter the property it may even be worth buying a new Energy Performance Certificate. Landlords who regularly let to students will have heard many ask what the bills are. This is an excellent way to keep your property let by demonstrating the heat retention.
Gatehouse Estates Property Management has already arranged for a fast, efficient, professional service and with fees starting from just £70 plus VAT. Discounts are available for large property portfolios.
email us here for a quote, or call 01480 433933.