Landlords & Energy Performance Certificates
From 1st October 2008 the EU Energy Performance of Building Directive (EPBD) mandates that a landlord must provide an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) for new tenants, however this is not a requirement for existing tenancies. The EPC once obtained is valid for 10 years, thus if a valid EPC still exists when changing tenants a new certificate is not required.
This means for the Landlord and the Tenant:
- The landlord must provide an EPC (attached to Tenancy Agreement) for new tenants from 1st October 2008.
- The landlord is not required to provide an EPC to existing tenants
- The landlord is not required to provide an EPC for tenancy renewals.
- The EPC provides information that may help reduce energy bills for the property.
Using our local independent DEA U-Seek will take care of this on your behalf. The cost is approximately £50.