Rented Property EPC

Rented Property EPC

“Energy Performing Landlords”

Rented Property EPC

Landlords must, as part of the residential lettings process, ensure that their rented property EPC has a MINIMUM  Energy Performance Rating and Certificate (EPC).  The minimum performance rating is E.  The information and certificate must be available to all prospective Tenants.

An EPC is a certificate issued by an authorised Domestic Energy Assessor, and is valid for ten years.

EPC

The certificate carries two graphs.  One highlights the energy efficiency and the second one the environmental impact of the building in question. These are very similar to the graphs found on a new fridge or car.  The graphs are designed to raise awareness of the environmental issues associated with the property.  This is done in an effort to help us all become more environmentally responsible.  The ratings scale from A-G, where A is the most efficient and G the least efficient.

The certificate also contains recommended ways of improving the property’s energy performance.  We recommend that Landlords take advantage of the various grants available to them to improve the energy efficiency of their properties.

The implications of not having an EPC rated “E” or above go beyond any potential cost saving as a result of efficiency improvements.  Civil penalties of up to £5,000 for failure of having such a certificate are payable.

We are always aware of our responsibility to help our Landlords comply with the increasing burden of legislation.
Why not ask us to arrange your EPC today in order to avoid any potential liability?

You can call our specialist lettings team on 01273-735237 for further information.  You can email us at enquiries@callaways.co.uk