Landlords will be expected to have a valid Energy Performance Certificate (EPC ) on all their properties with effect from the 1st April 2018, by law there will be a requirement for any properties rented out in the private rented sector to have a minimum energy performance rating of E on an EPC.
The regulations will come into force for new lets and renewals of tenancies from 1st April 2018 and for all existing tenancies on 1st April 2020. It will be unlawful to rent a property that breaches this 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 you would like more information on this subject then please click on the link below.
For Landlords uncertain if they hold a valid EPC for their property they can access the EPC Register via this link to check https://www.epcregister.com/
If a valid EPC is not held for a particular property and you would like us to obtain certification then please contact us on telephone number 0151 644 6974; the cost for us to do this for you would be £60 + VAT.