Energy Performance Certificates
     Energy Performance Certificates

From October 1st 2008 all property coming onto the rental market must be covered by an Energy Performance Certificate which should be issued to the tenant prior to their occupation, this applies to property being let either for the first time or relet.

Home Lets anticipate that demand for certificates will be particularly high in August and September 2008 and would, therefore, recommend landlords to obtain a certificate in plenty of time. If Landlords do not have one after 1st October 08 there could be a fine of £200 for non compliance.

The cost of an EPC will vary with average costs ranging from approximately £60.00. Once issued the certificate will last for ten years.