David Brinsden has a Green Deal problem and has requested advice from Property118 readers as follows:
“I have two Victorian flat conversions in Bedford, both let on LHA. Both properties have been visited by a council surveyor with a list of improvements needed. This came as a bit of a surprise!
One was easy as the property was due a new boiler & was soon installed.
The second property has got solid brick walls. I was told that I had to insulate the walls to meet a current standard. This was not cost effective as I estimated the cost to over 3000 & 3 weeks disruption.
The surveyor came clean about what had prompted the visit and said it was a government initiative as part of the Green Deal.
The most worrying thing that he has told me though is that it will be illegal to rent a property with an E rating EPC by 2016 & illegal to sell one after then.
Does anyone else know about this as it has prompted to think about putting my older property stock on the market now.
I look forward to reading your responses
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