Services and Safety for the Tenants
Energy Performance Certificates (E.P.C.'s)
LETTING A PROPERTY YOU ARE LEGALLY REQUIRED TO HAVE A VALID EPC
As part of Government's commitment to reducing Carbon Dioxide emissions and helping the fight against Global Warming every home's energy efficiency has to be assessed. All homes sold or rented on the open market are legally required to hold an official EPC (Energy Performance Certificate.
EPC Regulations have changed
Landlords may not grant a tenancy to new or existing tenants if the property have an EPC rating of Band F or G (as shown on a valid EPC report for the property).
From 1 April 2020, the minimum level 'E' applies to all tenancies - including existing.
Gas Safety Certificate
The Landlords' Gas Safety Certificate is the report which lists all the checks carried out in your annual gas safety inspection. It will prove that all the gas appliances, fittings and flues provided for your tenants were checked by a registered Gas Safe engineer in the last 12 months.
Electrical Checks ICR Certificates
As with gas appliances, a copy of the electrical safety report produced following the inspection will have to be supplied to the property's tenants.
Also, letting agents and landlords will have just 28 days to fix any problem outlined by the inspection.
We are supportive of this concept and believe it will create a safer environment for all our tenants safety of the tenants is our main priority.